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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...

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...

Drop in covid-19 cases is not only occurring in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In recent weeks, Costa Rica has experienced a reduction both in the number of reported new cases of covid-19 and in its contagion rate, that is, the speed with which transmission occurs. Only in the last week, the reduction was 20.6%. But the...

Specialist: unnecessary for Costa Ricans to use two masks at this time

QCOSTARICA - Masks have been a part of our daily lives since the middle of 2020. It's unheard of it today to go out or be around people without a mask. However, the best ways to use them to make them more effective remain...

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 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 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),...

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),...

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