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Today’s Covid News: Average daily deaths from Covid-19 begins to decline

QCOSTARICA - The week of June 13 to 19 registered a decrease in the average number of deaths due to Covid-19, when 20 daily deaths were recorded, with a total of 144. The number is a drop of an average of daily deaths from the...

Should the vaccination against covid-19 be opened?

QCOSTARICA - Six months after the start of vaccination against covid-19, will it be time to open the campaign to those who want to protect themselves against this disease, without age or risk limits? Five specialists were consulted: pediatric immunologist and director of the Hospital...

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on Thursday that establishes the requirements to request the vaccination certificate against covid-19 in Costa Rica and abroad. This procedure can be done online, using this form. To prove identity, the Ministry requests to include a...

Today’s Covid News: Contagion rate in Costa Rica remains unchanged in the last week

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica in the last week did not change, a fact that is seen for the first time in the weekly analysis of the Universidad Hispanoamericana (UH). However, the fact that it remains static, in this case,...

Today’s Covid News: A slight drop in new cases and deaths is seen

QCOSTARICA - Faced with wasting a vaccine dose when people in the priority groups scheduled do not show up, and a substitute cannot be located, people without any risk factor, can advance their vaccination against covid-19. The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas Peraza, confirmed to...

Seven out of ten over 58 years have been fully vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports that 70.3% of people over 58 years of age, the so-called Group 2 of vaccination prioritization, in Costa Rica already have their complete two-dose schedule of vaccine against covid-19; 86% of them have received...

Costa Rica cannot feel safe from covid-19 before having about 80% of population vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - No doubt, vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to maintain control of Covid-19, but when it comes to entire populations, it takes time for the vaccines, the results are not immediately reflected when the percentage of people vaccinated is still...

Will President Alvarado be vaccinated against Covid-19 soon?

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is just another citizen when it comes to covid-19 vaccination, given his young age and good health, having to wait his turn for his jab. "They haven't called me, the doctors who check me are seeing to that,...

Costa Rica receives 204,000 doses of covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica received this Sunday morning, June 6, the second direct shipment from AstraZeneca of vaccines against covid-19. The flight landed at 11:05 am at the San Jose airport with 204,000 doses. So far, the country has received 408,000 doses of the one...

Parking lots, a bull ring and shopping centers among the vaccination centers on Saturday

QCOSTARICA - Vaccination centers against covid-19 were transformed this Saturday to be able to vaccinate more people. Universities, civic centers, parking lots and even a bull ring were all part of the different places that were adapted. In total, 89 health areas had their workers...

“Respect that I am talking. Respect me!” Salas gets into shouting with legislator

QCOSTARICA - “Respect, that am I talking. Respect me!,” demanded the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, from the legislator of the National Integration Party (PIN), Wálter Muñoz, while he tried to answer his questions. The incident occurred this Monday, at noon, when Salas, after being...

Covid or coronapás passport: ever closer to their existence (on a massive scale)

Q REPORTS - What is a ‘covid passport’; or sanitary passport of vaccination against covid-19; or vaccination passport? The best way to describe it is as a health certificate that verifies the immunization of a person, in the middle of the pandemic. It is not...

Today’s Covid News: New covid cases and deaths continue high; contagion rate drops below 1

QCOSTARICA - While the number of new daily cases continues over 2,000, save for drops on weekends (typically Sundays and Mondays), the greater concern is the high level of hospitalizations, in particular patients requiring an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This past six days, from Saturday,...

CCSS applied almost 206,000 doses of vaccine against covid-19 in the last week

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) applied 205,902 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 in the last seven days. This is the week (May 17-23) that more vaccines have been applied since the campaign began, on December 23, 2020; an amount of ...

Long lines and long waits for a massive vaccination campaign against covid-19 in Alajuelita

QCOSTARICA - Long lines and long waits was the norm this Monday, as dozens of residents of Alajuelita, who responded to the call of the local Health Area for a massive vaccination against covid-19. According to some attendees, the health center summoned the population of...

Groups press for mass vaccination against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Rectors of public universities, authorities of the Catholic Church, and representatives of business and labor groups throughout the country are asking the Government to promote mass vaccination against covid-19. This group, which calls itself the "Mesa de Trabajo para Acelerar la Vacunación Unidos...

How well are we really doing, covid wise?

RICO's DIGEST (OPINION) Here's some food for thought. Looking over the covid news for Argentina this week, the worst of the worst covid wise in this part of the world. Yes, even worse than Brazil*. Argentina this past week had a 7 day average of...

Second doses of Pfizer vaccines will be 12 weeks apart

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health announced Tuesday, May 18, that people who get the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 will no longer get their second dose 21 days (3 weeks) after the first, but rather up to 12 weeks. Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, said...

11 Latin American and Caribbean countries lead Costa Rica in percentage of vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica ranks 12th of Latin America and the Caribbean countries with the greatest advance in vaccination against covid-19. In eleven nations of the region, the percentage of people inoculated is higher than the one registered in our country At the head of the...

CCSS reports application of 1.2 million vaccines against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reported Monday that its teams throughout the country have already applied 1,251,900 doses of vaccines against covid-19. According to data from the Integrated Vaccine System (SIVA) as at Monday, May 17, 530,018 people had already received...

11,773 older adults rejected the covid-19 vaccine; another 441 missed the second dose

QCOSTARICA - A total of 11,773 older adults (defined here as those ages 58 and up) have rejected the covid-19 vaccine and another 441 missed their second dose appointment. This was reported by the authorities of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) as of...

Health expands group 3 vaccination for people from 16 to 58 years

QCOSTARICA - Adolescents of 16 and 17 years old with some risk factor in case of falling ill with covid-19 will be part of Group 3 of vaccination against this disease. The National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission (CNVE) announced this Wednesday that the Caja Costarricense...

Today’s Covid news: We are almost a death every hour

QCOSTARICA - The last seven days (May to May 11) have been bitterly deadly for the country, with 146 people dying from covid-19. According to this number of deaths, we've reached the painful record of almost one death per hour. According to data from the Ministry...

Travel agencies estimate 10,000 Costa Ricans who will travel to the United Stares to be vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - The demand of Costa Ricans to go to get vaccinated against covid-19 in the United States increased strongly from Semana Santa, so much so that travel agencies predict that by the end of next July some 10,000 people will be doing so. The...

Covid vaccine passport, salvation or division?

EL UNIVERSAL Washington / Brussels - The desperation to reactivate economies, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, has prompted an idea: to create vaccination passports that allow businesses, schools or tourist centers to receive people with a little more peace of mind. However, at...

Costa Rica has appllied almost one million vaccines

QCOSTARICA - At the beginning of this month of May, Costa Rica has applied almost a million vaccines, as announced by President Carlos Alvarado on his Twitter account. While the president stated the country has surpassed the million mark, the numbers from the Caja Costarricense...

Caja will start vaccination against covid-19 of people with risk factors between 18 and 57 years old

QCOSTARICA - In order to maintain the rate of vaccination against covid-19 in the health areas that show the greatest progress in this process and have greater options for using the AstraZeneca vaccine, the National Vaccination Commission and Epidemiology (CNVE) authorized health areas, to...

These are the business closings and the vehicle restriction for May

QCOSTARICA - What are the new measures that apply next week and the rest of the month, to reduce the exponential growth in the number of new cases of covid-19, as well as hospitalizations and deaths? On Thursday, April 29, the government ordered the closure...

What to watch for to be sure you get the vaccine

QCOSTARICA - The moment has arrived to get the vaccine. With the apparent "irregular" vaccination in the health area of the Tres Rios made public by a video that went viral on Thursday, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, asked the Caja Costarricense de...

“There can be no divorce between economy and health”

QCOSTARICA - Following is an opinion piece by Dr. Rodolfo Hernández Gómez, former director of the National Children's Hospital and former presidential 2018 presidential candidate, published in Crhoy.com, for authorities to view Health and the Economy as complements and not as separate issues. The opinion...

Private sale of the Covid-19 vaccine in Costa Rica seen difficult in the short term

QCOSTARICA - Private clinics and pharmacies are in the possibility of starting the processes to sell vaccines against covid-19 in Costa Rica, however, the possibility of bringing and registering the drugs in the country is complicated. Roberto Arroba Tijerino, National Coordinator of Immunizations of the...

More Costa Ricans Vaccinated Than Total of COVID Cases

QCOSTARICA - More than 247,000 people in Costa Rica have received their two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, surpassing the country’s 233,000 COVID-19 cases reported during the pandemic. The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), also known as the "Caja", reports 697,237 doses applied, of...

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