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COVID-19 Costa Rica: Record high of 190 cases in 24 hrs and 44 in hospital

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported today, Tuesday, June 30, a record high of 190 new cases in 24 hours, for accumulated total cases of 3,459. The high number today included 45 new cases detected in Pavas in the massive screening of 1,000 random people...

Increase in COVID-19 cases migrated from the Northern Zone to the GAM

(QCOSTARICA) The trend of increasing cases due to COVID-19 stopped concentrating in the Northern Zone and now, the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of  San José is the site with the highest incidence. Of the 139 new cases reported Monday, 27 were in the canton of...

Businesses in phase two sectors can only sell groceries, health minister warned

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health warned businesses in Orange alert and orange alert adjacent, areas that did not advance to phase 3 on Saturday, can only sell groceries, or toiletries and personal hygiene products. The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, was emphatic that in these...

Mandatory Use of Masks Starts Today

(QCOSTARICA) The mandatory use of facemasks or face shields goes into effect, today, Saturday, June 27. On Friday, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, detailed who must use of the mask and under what conditions: Any person attending the public must wear...

Some Experts Say Face Shields Better Than Masks for Coronavirus Protection

(AARP) By now we know we should be wearing face masks to protect others from potentially deadly infection when we leave the house. But face masks can be hot, and they can irritate the skin, fog glasses, make it difficult for some to breathe...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 64 new cases, face masks mandadory

(QCOSTARICA) The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, at the noon presser on Monday said that starting  Saturday, June 27, the use of face masks or shields will be mandatory for people who carry out the following activities. Employees who serve the...

Costa Rica considers use of dexamethasone in COVID-19 patients but asks not to self-medicate

(QCOSTARICA) COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized may be prescribed dexamethasone, a steroid-type anti-inflammatory, as part of treatment, Health Minister Daniel Salas indicated on Tuesday. The Minister said that dexamethasone has been shown to be effective in people who are going through a stage of inflammation. Salas...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 52 new cases, total now 1796

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported Tuesday 52 new patients with COVID-19 were diagnosed in the country between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning; the number of total infections reaching 1,796 people. According to Dr. Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, 794 people have recovered, the number...

Covid-19 Costa Rica: 53 new on Sunday; total reaches 1,715

(QCOSTARICA) With the addition of 53 new with COVID-19, the total infected since March has reached 1,715. This was confirmed by Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, at a press conference on Sunday. There are now 951 active cases. A total of 752 people have recovered,...

Hospital México performed a caesarean delivery on a patient with Covid-19

(QCOSTARICA) Thursday morning, doctors at the Hosptial Mexico successfully performed a caesarean section, also known as C-section, on a positive woman for Covid-19. The caesarean delivery went without major setbacks. "At this time both mother and baby are in joint accommodation in the Covid-19 unit, even...

COVID-19 In Costa Rica: Curve of contagions takes another jump with 86 new cases

(QCOSTARICA) 86 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, reported today, Wednesday, June 10, at the daily press conference. The figure is the highest recorded since March, when the coronavirus was detected and is part of the increasing curve...

Active Citizens and Absent State in Nicaragua

Brazil and Nicaragua are the two Latin American countries that are still resisting the implementation of measures to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19. Presidents Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua have both repeatedly refused to adopt public health strategies in...

Nicaragua Approaches a Thousand Suspected Covid-19 Deaths

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The independent monitoring organization, “COVID-19 Citizen’s Observatory”, issued a report on Tuesday, June 2, in which it reported 4,217 total infections and 980 deaths from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The latest report from Nicaragua’s Citizen’s Observatory registers 4,217 suspected cases and 980 deaths...

A pandemic without measures: Costa Rica would have had 80,000 sick, 800 dead

(QCOSTARICA) "As of June 8, 4,628 new cases of COVID-19 are registered, for a total of 79,951 and 800 deaths are reported. There are 33,578 people recovered and 45,563 active cases. In addition, there are 3,958 people hospitalized, of which 792 require intensive care”. This...

Coronavirus: What is the community transmission that Nicaragua and Panama face? Will it arrive in Costa Rica?

(QCOSTARICA) The notorious increase in positive cases of covid-19 in Costa Rica has once again put on alert a country that until now has been a world example of how to manage the pandemic. With agile and strong measures, taken when there were 41 cases...

Doctors call for urgent voluntary quarantine in Nicaragua

(AFP) Nicaraguan medical unions on Monday called on the population to urgently adopt a voluntary quarantine to deal with the spread of COVID-19, which they believe is expanding and has collapsed hospitals, although the government “continues to deny it.” Some 34 medical associations called for...

Costa Rica Suspends Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients

(QCOSTARICA) The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social - CCSS) suspended the use of hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19. Through a press release, they Caja said that from today (Thursday) the temporary suspension of hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Mario Ruiz Cubillo, medical manager of...

COVID-19 goes from respiratory disease to multisystemic

When you talk to doctors in intensive care units (ICUs) in the UK and other countries around the world who have been dealing with the devastating effects of COVID-19 for weeks, the phrase they repeat over and over again is: "We have never seen...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 12 new cases in the last 24 hours, six of them are minors

This Sunday, May 24, 12 new cases of Covid-19 coronavirus are registered in Costa Rica, of which six are minors, according to the case report issued by the Ministry of Health. The infants are stable, according to information from the institution's press department, although no...

Ford hires company in Costa Rica for 100,000 key parts for artificial ventilators

(QCOSTARICA) The Ford Motor Company transformed one of its production lines to become an assembler of artificial ventilators for intensive care patients by covid-19. To help in this manufacturing, the company looked to a company in Alajuela, Costa Rica. The automotive giant contacted Microtechnologies Costa...

Number of recovered patients reveals that the Minsa has hidden cases of Covid-19 in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Here is a simple math exercise: how do you get 199 recovered patients of the Covid-19 when you had only 25 confirmed cases to begin with? In its official report on Tuesday, May 19, Nicaragua’s Ministry of Health assured that 199 Nicaraguans that...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases now 897, 4 more truckers treated for covid-19

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 15 new cases of covid-19 in the country in the last 24 hours, increase the total infected since the first on March 6, to 897, throughout 68 of the 82 cantons. There are now 582 people recovered, while the...

Covid-19 cases went from 25 to 254 in one week in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) In a single week, the number of confirmed cases of the covid-19 in Nicaragua went from 25 to 254, while the official deaths rose from 8 to 17, as reported by the Minister of Health, Martha Reyes, this Tuesday, May 19. “During the...

US drugmaker reports promising early results from COVID-19 vaccine test

US biotech firm Moderna reported promising early results on Monday from the first clinical tests of an experimental vaccine against the novel coronavirus performed on a small number of volunteers. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said the vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, appeared to produce an immune response...

Coronavirus in Nicaragua: Doctors warn of possible chaos due to the rapid spread of covid-19

Today Nicaragua, Managua. Inhabitants and doctors of Nicaragua fear that the country is on the verge of chaos due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, due to the lack of measures to contain it and official secrecy regarding infections in the country. The independent media,...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 843 confirmed cases, 3 month old among the infected

It's been 70 days since the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Costa Rica, today, Friday, May 15, the number of infections reached 843, adding 13 more than the previous day, according to the report of the Ministry of Health. The new infections include...

First woman dies in Costa Rica from covid-19; 9th Fatality

A resident of Alajuela, 58, is the ninth fatality since March 6, when the first case was detected in the country and the first woman to die as a result of covid-19. The confirmation was made by the Ministry of Health. The woman, was diagnosed with...

Express burials in Nicaragua cast doubt on death toll with covid-19

Róger Ordóñez was hospitalized for respiratory problems last week. When his son Enrique went to visit him the next morning, the 69-year-old retiree was already being buried by Health Ministry employees, dressed from head to toe in white protective suits, in a cemetery on...

What are the early symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Once a person has contracted coronavirus, it can take 2–14 days for symptoms to appear. The average incubation period appears to be roughly 5–6 days. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), symptoms of coronavirus can be mild and come on gradually. According to The...

Symptoms caused by the new coronavirus seem to multiply

Paris, France (AFP) - From head to toe, passing through the lungs or kidneys. The list of symptoms caused by the new coronavirus grows every week and few organs seem safe from this disease where the forms vary from benign to very serious. Every week,...

STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES. Help stop coronavirus.

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions: Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using...

15 Costa Ricans who have arrived by plane tested positive for COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) Since the restricted borders measures in Costa Rica went into effect, a total of 13 flights have landed at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, repatriating Costa Ricans.   The last one was from Colombia, arriving this Saturday (May 9) morning. These are Costa Ricans who for...

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