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Cause and Effect: Semana Santa and reduced restrictions taking its toll

QCOSTARICA - The relaxed restrictions of the month and in combination with Semana Santa has resulted in an increase in cases, almost double that of last month, increased hospitalizations and more people actively carrying the virus. The good news in all of this is a...

Health does not rule out containment measures due to the increase in COVID-19 cases

QCOSTARICA - In recent days an increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica has been reported. The average of under 400 new cases daily saw a sharp increase to over 500 and there is even talk of the third...

If the contagion rate continues to rise, Costa Rica could have 370 hospitalized within a month

QCOSTARICA - In the last couple of months, Costa Rica has experienced a marked drop in new confirmed cases and in the number of people in hospital due to covid-19. However, that may soon come crashing with a possible third wave. An analysis of the...

Contagion rate rises 13.3% in one week

QCOSTARICA - Though the number of new cases daily of covid-19 has been "stable" this past week, the contagion or R rate rose to above 1. The R rate, according to the report according to the epidemiological report of the Research Coordination of the School...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Lowest number of hospitalized in the last seven months

QCOSTARICA - The downward trend of new cases continues. With that the number of people in hospital, numbers not seen since July last year. This Friday, February 19, the Ministry of Health reported  289 people occupied a hospital bed due to complications from covid-19. The last...

Demographer: ‘Costa Rica is experiencing a paradoxical scenario: drop in cases of covid-19 and increase in the contagion rate’

QCOSTARICA - "We are experiencing the paradoxical situation of reduction in the number of daily cases at the same time that we have an increase in the contagion rate," are the words of demographer and public health specialist, Luis Rosero Bixby, from the Central...

Covid-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica rises slightly, but new cases continue to decline

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica rose slightly in the last week according to the most recent analysis by the Universidad Hispanoamericana (UH), going from 0.83 to 0.9. However, analysts consider that this increase is not necessarily bad news, since the...

Covid-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica remains low: Have we ‘flattened’ the curve?

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica registered a slight increase in the last week, but it remains at low levels. In the last seven days, the indicator of the Universidad Hispanoamericana (UH) went from 0.81 to 0.84. This means that 100...

Covid-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica reaches its lowest level since the end of April

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate or R rate registered a new decrease that takes it to the lowest levels in the last nine months. However, it is not the time to lower our guard, as this indicator is very volatile and may rise again. Both...

Covid-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica drops to its lowest levels in three months: 0.89

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate, also called the R rate, of covid-19 in Costa Rica has dropped significantly from last week, 25.8%, and to the lowest levels since the week of October 20. This is pointed out by the analysis "Una pandemia en perspective" (a...

‘Inappropriate conduct’ in December influenced the increase in the contagion rate

QCOSTARICA - "We are in an increase in the pandemic in Costa Rica, caused, among other things, by inappropriate citizen behavior during the month of December," is now Ronald Evans, a doctor and epidemiologist who coordinates the Research Unit of the Hispano-American University, summarized...

Covid-19 contagion rate ‘decreases moderately’ at the end of the year in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The latest report from the Research Unit of the Universidad Hispanoamericana School of Medicine reports that the contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica "decreased moderately." According to the analysis, between Sunday, December 20 and Saturday, December 26, the contagion rate at the...

“We are already in a second waveof COVID-19 infections”

QCOSTARICA - The president of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Social Security-, Román Macaya, assured this Wednesday that the country is experiencing its second wave of COVID-19 infections. "We are already in a second wave, this second wave seems like an elevated...

Covid-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica highest in five weeks

QCOSTARICA - The rate or speed of contagion, also called the R rate, of covid-19 in Costa Rica this last week registered its highest value in the last five. The analysis carried out by the Universidad Hispanoamericana (UH) indicates that, after five weeks of being...

Covid-19 gives way in most of the country

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica has seen a slowdown in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. However, there are four geographic areas to which more attention should be paid due to their high reproduction rate of the virus. There is a risk of proliferation in them. In all...

Covid-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica continues to decline

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 continues to decline in Costa Rica, going from 0.97 a week ago to 0.94, according to the School of Medicine of the Universidad Hispanoamericana. Over at the Centro Centroamericano de Poblacion of the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR),...

Recent trend of the R rate in Costa Rica: 0.95 “oscillating”

QCOSTARICA - The R rate of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, estimated with the most recent data of October 28, 2020, is R = 0.95 with a downward trend during the month of October. This estimate by Centro Centroamericano de Poblacion, Universidad de Costa Rica (CCP-UCR),...

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...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,068 new cases; Vaccines for 2.5 million at highest risk

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica took steps to ensure vaccines against COVID-19 for 2.5 million people at highest-risk. As explained by the Deputy Minister of Health, Pedro González, one of those steps was the agreement with the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech to guarantee timely access...

Does a drop in the contagion rate of covid-19 give us a breathing space? Yes, but not to lower your guard

QCOSTARICA - The drop in the contagion rate, also called the R rate, to its lowest level since the end of April, means that the speed of new infections has begun to slow down. However, epidemiology specialists point out that victory cannot be claimed...

Contagion rate in Costa Rica continues to decline

QCOSTARICA - The COVID-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica has been on the decline, falling again this week, to 0.96, its lowest point since last April. The rate is published every Wednesday by the Central American Population Center of the University of Costa Rica (CCP-UCR),...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,233 new cases for Sep 26; hospitalizations down and R rate dropping

(QCOSTARICA) After a much needed rest on Sunday, I am back.  On Saturday, Priscilla Herrera, Health Manager, who has been filling in for Health Minister Daniel Salas, reported 1,233 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, raising the total to 72,049. The Health Manager also...

Costa Rica has the fourth highest Latin American reproduction rate of COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica closed the month of August with the fourth-highest COVID-19 reproduction rate in Latin America, surpassed only by Argentina, Guatemala, and Honduras. On August 31, the country registered a figure of 1.19, which means that someone infected spreads the virus to more than...

5,000 daily cases of Covid-19 in Costa Rica in August?

(QCOSTARICA) The failure by the population to comply with sanitary measures prompted the increase in Covid-19 infections in Costa Rica during July, and if it continued, it could cause up to 5,000 cases to a day in late August. This was the warning by the...

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