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 24 hours.
With today’s deaths, the accumulated total since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 is 3,736 deaths: 2,319 men and 1,417 women, ranging in age from 2 to 103 years. The average age is 69.3 years.
In the last 24 hours, 2,812 new cases of covid-19 were reported, bringing the total to 296,632 accumulated positive cases confirmed, of which 262,786 are Costa Ricans and 33,846 foreigners.
By gender, 148,629 are men and 148,003 women, ranging in age between 0 and 113 years. The average age is 38 years.
Currently, there are 66,229 active cases, which represents 22% of the total cases detected. A total o 226,667 people have recovered.
Situation in Hospitals
Hospital services continue to be overwhelmed. This Thursday, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) and the Ministry of Health report there are 1,431 hospitalized people, with an average age of 53 years, of which 520 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU).
This is the highest number of people in ICU so far.
The Ministry of Health issues an epidemiological report daily, from Monday to Friday, typically late in the afternoon. Typically no reports are offered on weekends.
On Tuesdays, we’ve been accustomed to a live report from Casa Presidencial, carried on national television and social networks.
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