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Why is the low hospitalization of patients with COVID-19?

(QCOSTARICA) In Costa Rica, less than 10% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 require hospitalization, while the World Health Organization (WHO) says around 1 in every 5 people (20%) who catch COVID-19 needs hospital treatment. Why is Costa Rica's rate lower? Dr. Román Macaya, executive president of...

Costa Rica will resume hydroxychloroquine treatment for COVID-19 patients

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) will resume hydroxychloroquine treatment in COVID-19 positive patients in a few days, suspended a week ago. The research protocol necessary to reactivate the treatment is in its final phase of elaboration, confirmed the Caja. The document will be...

El Salvador’s Millennial President Says He Takes Hydroxychloroquine

(Q24N) Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said May 26 he uses hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential cure of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus. Some health experts in the United States have questioned its...

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...

Hydroxychloroquine under review in Costa Rica

The president of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), Roman Macaya, announced on Monday that the Pharmacotherapy Committee of the institution will be convened to review the results that have been seen in the country with the use of hydroxychloroquine in patients with...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 765 confirmed cases, border restrictions extended

The confirmed cases with covid-19 in Costa Rica in the last two months reached 765 this Thursday, May 7. This is an increase of four cases compared to Wednesday. Of that number, 407 (53%) are men and 358 women (47%). The number of foreigners is...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 742 confirmed cases, recovered 399

At 59 days after the first case of covid-19 was reported in Costa Rica, 742 people have been infected, three more than on Sunday, when 739 cases were confirmed. The information was released on Monday morning by the director of Health Surveillance, of the Ministry...

Hydroxychloroquine: the drug Costa Rica uses successfully to fight covid-19

Used in the world for decades in the treatment of malaria, a month ago, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) decided to apply hydroxychloroquine to patients infected with the new coronavirus until a vaccine is available. Thi immunosuppressanta drug is produced in Costa Rica. The...

Caja say it has the drug with “potential” to combat COVID-19

The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) or Caja says it has the drug called hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, which is being used in other countries to assess whether or not it is effective in treating COVID-19. The president of the Caja, Román Macaya, confirmed that...

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