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Today’s Covid News: Restrictions allowed a decrease in Covid-19 and prevented hospital collapse

QCOSTARICA - A moderate decline in new cases for the third consecutive week allowed the hospital system to avoid the dreaded collapse and rapid increase in deaths. The vehicle restriction, the suspension of the school year, the monitoring of business hours and the reduction of...

Costa Rica received the largest to date batch of covid-19 vaccines

QCOSTARICA - A new batch with 124,020 doses of the covid-19 vaccine landed on national soil this Tuesday night, as part of the weekly deliveries from Pfizer. It is the largest shipment received to date, according to Casa Presidencial. With this new shipment, the country accumulates...

Minister Salas: 4 factors influence the drop in new covid-19 cases in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is on the verge its seventh consecutive week with a decrease in new cases of covid-19. Between Saturday (February 20)  and Monday (February 21), 996 new cases were reported: 549 on Saturday, 239 on Sunday and 208 on Monday, figures that...

Two-year-old girl dies with covid-19; had advanced cancer

QCOSTARICA - A two-year-old girl is the youngest fatality of covid-19 in Costa Rica, among the 2,229 deaths registered up to January 4. The little girl suffered from advanced cancer and other diseases, which were not revealed by the Ministry of Health in its confirmation...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 12 deaths and 1,330 new cases for Wednesday

QCOSTARICA - For Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the Ministry of Health reported 1,330 new cases of covid-19 in Costa Rica, raising the accumulated of confirmed infections since March to 134,520: 69,212 men and 65,308 women. Of the total infected, 115,095 are Costa Ricans and 19,425...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 895 new cases and 21 deaths for Tuesday, November 24

QCOSTARICA -  The director of Health reported Tuesday 895 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, bringing the total to 133,190: 64,650 women and 68,540 men, of whom 113,895 are Costa Rican and 19,295 are foreigners. There are 81,973 recovered persons, of which 39,597 are women...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: Country tops 100,000 confirmed cases

QCOSTARICA - As of October 22, with 1,191 new cases of COVID-19, of which 324 are by epidemiological link and 867 by testing, Costa Rica surpassed the 100,000 mark for a total of 100,616 confirmed cases. These are 48,437 women and 52,179 men, of whom...

Costa Rica eliminates covid-19 testing requirement for travelers

QCOSTARICA  - Starting Monday, October 26, tourists, residents and nationals arriving by air in Costa Rica no longer require a negative RT-PCR test. Neither will a sanitary order (quarantine) order be issued. "This decision is made in view of the air opening to all the countries...

Recent trend of the R rate in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The R rate of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, estimated with the most recent data from October 21, 2020, is R = 0.98 with a downward trend during the month of October but with a slight upward regression at the middle of the...

WHO: The pandemic is “far from over”

QCOSTARICA - COVID-19 "is far from over," warned Maria Van Kerkhove, responsible for managing the pandemic at the World Health Organization (WHO). In an interview with AFP in Geneva, the American scientist urged people to be "mentally prepared", because the coronavirus "will be with us...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,166 new cases for Oct 17

QCOSTARICA - As of October 17, Costa Rica registers 1,166 new cases of COVID-19, of which 299 are by epidemiological link and 867 by testing, for a total of 95,514 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. There are 45,975 women...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,372 new cases for Oct 15; first two deaths of minors recorded

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reported 1,372 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday, October 15, bringing the total confirmed cases to 93,152, with an age range of 0 to 100. These are 44,811 are women and 48,341 men, of whom 77,598 are Costa...

First two minors die with COVID-19 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Seven months after the first case of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, we have the death of the first two minors. In the epidemiological report this Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported that 2 minors, a 9  and 12 years of age. The first of...

Government relaxes vehicle restriction for weekends

QCOSTARICA - The daytime sanitary vehicle restriction will be suspended on weekends starting this Saturday. vehiThrough a video, President, Carlos Alvarado, announced that from this weekend all vehicles will be able to circulate freely during the day and much of the night. The restriction was also...

COVID-19: 1,542 new cases for Oct 14; 100,000 mark in sight

QCOSTARICA -For Wednesday, October 14, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, reported 1,542 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 91,780 confirmed cases: 44,137 women and 47,643 men, of which 76,373 are Costa Rican and 15,407 are foreigners. The number of cases on...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: No truce in daily infections, 1,386 for Saturday, Oct 10

QCOSTARICA - Following a downward trend for six consecutive days last week, the number of new cases daily has again increased. For Saturday, October 10, the Ministry of Health reports 1,386 new cases for a grand total of 87,439 since the first case on...

Costa Rica will study the mental health of its population against COVID-19

QCOSTARICA -  In order to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the Costa Rican population, the Ministry of Health, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social(CCSS), and three public universities will begin this month with a series of investigations...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 2,960 new cases in last 3 days; 60% now recovered

QCOSTARICA - Today, October 6, marks seven months from the first case of COVID-19 in Costa Rica. For the first few months, the number of daily cases was in the single digits, it would be weeks between deaths being reported. With the relaxation of the measures...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 890 new cases for Sept. 29; October without changes to measures

(QCOSTARICA) For the third consecutive day, the number of new cases has been under 1,000; on Tuesday the Ministry of Health reporting 890 new cases, for a total now of 74,604, with an age range of 1 to 100. 606 people are hospitalized, of which...

COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in hospitals in Costa Rica during August

(QCOSTARICA) Deaths associated with COVID-19 became the leading cause of death in the hospitals in Costa Rica during the month of August. According to data from the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), deaths from COVID increased 140% from July to August and a growth...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,556 new cases, deaths now reach 686

(QCOSTARICA.COM) The number of new cases reported by the Ministry of Health for September 17 is 1,556, for a total of confirmed cases since the first on March 6, is 62,374. The number of active cases continues on the rise, with 38,520 (61.8%). Meanwhile, recoveries lag...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,378 new cases for Sept 16

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 1,378 new cases of the COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 16, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 59,516. The number of active cases is now 37,115 (62.4%), while the number of people reported recovered is 21,752 or 36.6%. There 634...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 621 deaths now; total infected 57,361

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministerio de Salud reported this Monday, September 14, 2020, 1,907 new cases in the last 48 hours -  970 on Sunday and 937 on Monday - for a total of 57,361 confirmed cases of the coronavirus since the first case way back...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,485 new cases; 13 deaths daily average for September

(QCOSTARICA) For Saturday, September 12, the Ministry of Health reported the highest number of cases for a day, 1,485, bringing the total infections to 55,454. Of these, 20,928 (37.7%) have recovered, while 564 are in hospital (an increase of 30 new patients in 24 hours),...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 24 deaths in 24 hours; confirmed cases now 52,459

(QCOSTARICA) As of September 10, the Ministry of Health reports 1,325 new cases of COVID-19, of which 262 are by epidemiological link and 1,063 by testing, for a total of 52,549 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. There are 24,827...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,327 new cases; Caja will use ICU beds in private hospitals

(QCOSTARICA) For Wednesday, September 9, the first day of the opening phase under a new pandemic management model, the Minister of Health reported 1,327 new cases of the COVID-19 in Costa Rica, bringing the total of infections since the first on March 6, to...

Convalescent plasma in Costa Rica therapy is safe

(QCOSTARICA) Preliminary data on the use of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients indicates that the method is safe, but it is still early to know if it is effective. For now, there are no serious adverse effects, as confirmed by Marjorie Obando, Pharmacoepidemiology director of...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,860 new cases and 32 deaths in 48 hours

(QCOSTARICA) The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Salas, was back at the pulpit this Monday, September 7, 2020, after weeks of absence. For the first time in weeks, we could feel that we are back on track. Not that the Deputy Minister of Health, Roberto...

8 people with HIV contracted Covid-19 in Costa Rica before July 5; all recovered

(QCOSTARICA) At least eight people with HIV - the virus that causes AIDS (VIH/SIDA in Spanish) - were infected with COVID-19 during the first four months of the pandemic. All recovered from the coronavirus. This is from the data of the Ministry of Health on...

Alert in 100 districts of 36 cantons may increase to orange in cases of cough and fever

(QCOSTARICA) Some 100 districts, in 36 cantons of six provinces, could see turn to orange alert status due to an increase in cases of coughs and fever, said the Minstry of Health on Sunday. The province of Heredia being the only one that does not...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,240 new cases for Saturday, 5th over 1,000 this week

(QCOSTARICA) This Saturday, September 5, the Ministry of Health reported 1,240 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, with which the accumulated number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic reached 46,920 confirmed cases. This is the fifth consecutive day with cases of 1,000...

Ministry of Health published anonymized database of COVID-19 positives

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health published AN anonymized base of all the people who have tested positive for COVID-19 from March 6 to July 5. The database (the link for the download can found at bottom of this page link) contains information such as: ...

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