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Tody’s Covid News: 40 deaths in last 24 hours, ICU at record levels

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reported 40 deaths associated with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The number is the second highest so far; the highest was 48 two days ago. Tuesday, May 18. That is a death every 36 minutes in the last...

Caja ran out of space to transfer 13 patients requiring an ICU

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) ran out of space to transfer 13 patients who are in different hospitals around the country and require an Intensive Services Unit (ICU). This was confirmed by the Medical Manager of the CCSS, Dr. Mario Ruiz,...

Today’s Coronavirus News: 4,310 new cases and 32 deaths in 3 days

QCOSTARICA - A total of 4,310 new cases and 25 deaths associated with covid-19 were reported in the last 3 days, from Saturday, April 24, to Monday, April 26, with the record-breaking 1,830 new cases for a single day on Saturday. Last week, the record...

If ICU beds at Caja hopistals are none, can private hospital beds be used?

QCOSTARICA - Authorities from the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) warned on Saturday that, if the rate of COVID-19 infections continues with the demand on hospitalizations, the collapse of hospital services is imminent. If the limited number of beds in the Intensive Care Units...

Costa Rica could face hospital collapse within a month

QCOSTARICA - If Costa Rica keeps the current pace of covid-19 infections over the next month, the country could face a hospital collapse. This is indicated by an analysis by the Centro Centroamericano de Población de la Universidad de Costa Rica (CCP-UCR) - Central American...

Costa Rica tightens vehicle restriction this Tuesday as beds for intensive care are scarce

Correction: The nighttime vehicle restrictions are from 9 pm to 5 am. This article previously said that the "daytime" restrictions were from 9 pm to 5 am. QCOSTARICA - The Government announced this Saturday afternoon, April 24, a tightening of the sanitary vehicle restriction, to...

Today’s Coronavirus News: Friday record in ICU to covid-19 and the second highest number in daily cases

QCOSTARICA - This Friday, April 23, 2021, shortly after 6:00 pm, the Ministry of Health reported the second-highest number of covid-19 cases in a single day: 1,656. This number was surpassed with 1,776 the previous day. This was also the day that more people are...

Four hospitals in Costa Rica out of ICU beds to treat critical covid-19 patients

QCOSTARICA - The four major hospitals of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), the San Juan de Dios and Calderón Guardia in San Jose, San Rafael de Alajuela and San Vicente de Paúl in Heredia, have no beds for new covid-19 patients requiring critical intensive...

Worst pandemic scenario: Covid patients wait for ICU beds in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security Fund - confirmed that Costa Rica reached, on Saturday, the worst possible scenario for a country in the covid-19 pandemic: not enough beds for intensive care patients. This was confirmed by...

COVID-19 has sent 5,000 people to hospital in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Almost 5,000 people in Costa Rica have occupied hospital beds due to COVID-19, reveals the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS). According to data from the Medical Management of the CCSS, as of September 18, a total of 4,854 people been discharged from one...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 766 new cases and 126 in ICU for August 19

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 766 new cases for Wednesday, August 19, for a total of 30,409 since the first case on March 6. Of the 766, 182 by nexus (without requiring the diagnostic test), that is a person that lives in the same...

Daniel Salas affirms that the country can still flatten the curve

(QCOSTARICA) Although the 294 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday will force the country to step back on measures to reopen, Health Minister, Daniel Salas, affirms that there is still time to contain or flatten the contagion curve. Visibly distressed by the epidemiological situation, Salas...

“Hospitalized” is the concern, not the increase in cases of Covid-19: experts

(QCOSTARICA) If you're concerned about the number of new Covid-19 cases reported in the past few weeks, in particular these last several days, you may want to look better at the hospitalization rate to calm down.   It is normal for the number of infected people...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 801 confirmed cases, 517 have fully recovered

On Monday, May 11, nine new cases of COVID-19 were announced in the country, for a total of 801 confirmed. The age range is between one year and 87. There are 373 women and 428 men, of whom 688 are Costa Rican and 113 foreigners. Positive...

Coronavirus In Costa Rica: 88 people have already won the battle; Active cases drops

Health Minister Daniel Salas announced this Friday that 649 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the country. Seven more cases compared to Thursday. At the daily press conference, the Minister explained by gender the virus has affected 312 women and 337 men. "There are...

Up to 80% of Intensive Care beds already have a patient

As of today, Monday, April 6, between 60% and 80% of the 227 Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds available in Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) hospitals already have a patient. But, what would happen if the number of patients with covid-19 that requires...

Confirmed covid-19 cases now 314

In the latest briefing on the coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica, Health authorities reported that the number of people infected increased to 314, on Sunday 19 new cases were reported from the day before. The age ranges from one and 87; 150 are women and...

Seriously Ill Patients in Costa Rica Due To COVID-19 Are Between 36 and 54 Years Old

The four people hospitalized in different Intensive Care Units (ICU) of Costa Rica, due to complications in their health from COVID-19, are young adults. They are two men and two women, 36, 38, 49 and 54. The data was provided this Tuesday, March 24, by...

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