Monday 18 October 2021

Today’s COVID report: Cases, hospital admissions and deaths associated with COVID-19 increase

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QCOSTARICA – Epidemiological week 33, which spanned from August 15 to 21, registered 12,608 cases of COVID-19, while week 32 that spanned from August 8 to 14 accounted for 11,736 cases. This represents a 7.4% increase from week to week, with an average of 1,801 cases per day.

Regarding deaths the week of August 8 to 14, there were 89 deaths associated with COVID-19, while from August 15 to 21, there were105 deaths, this represents an increase of 15.2% in mortality from one week to another and we gives a daily average of 15 deaths.

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During epidemiological week 32, the average number of hospitalized cases was 887, while the average for week 33 was 988 admitted cases, showing an increase of 10.2% in total hospitalizations. Similarly, epidemiological week 32 registered 629 hospital admissions and 642 for week 33, this represents an increase of 2% in new hospital admissions.

On Tuesday, August 24,b the Ministry of Health reported 2,230 new cases, 17 deaths and 1,087 people remain hospitalized, of which 435 are in an ICU.

48.5% of the deaths of epidemiological week 33 were registered in the age group 65 years and over, 28.5% in the age group 50 to 64 years, 21.9% from 18 to 49 years and 0.9% in children under 17 years.

As of August 24, there are 5,378 accumulated deaths related to COVID-19.


The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports applying a total of 4, 033,022 vaccines since the first on December 24, 2020.

Of this 3,029,514 people received their first dose and 1,003,508 the second, representing 58.68% of the targeted population 12 years of age of over getting their first dose and 19.44% their second.

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In total, the CCSS has targeted 4,274,344 people 12 years of age and over to be vaccinated, representing 83% of Costa Rica’s total population of 5,163,021 based on actuarial projections by the CCSS.


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