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  • Costa Rica sets record for new cases, hospitalizations

    Source: https://ticotimes.net/2021/04/29/cos...spitalizations

    Costa Rica sets record for new cases, hospitalizations
    The Tico Times
    April 29, 2021

    Costa Rica on Wednesday set a record for daily new coronavirus cases, with 2,434 infections identified, according to the Health Ministry’s evening update.

    Eight-hundred and eighteen people are hospitalized with Covid-19, also a new high. Of those, a record 351 are in intensive care, saturating capacity at some public hospitals.

    Of patients currently in the ICU with Covid-19, more than three-quarters are less than 70 years old, La Nación reports, indicating a trend of younger adults requiring hospitalization.

    “2,434 cases due to COVID-9, 818 hospitalizations and 351 in ICU. The situation is serious,” said President Carlos Alvarado via Twitter. “Let’s keep the protocols and comply with the measures. This includes reducing mobility and moving only for the essentials. Let’s protect ourselves and help avoid overloading the health system.”

    Costa Rica has registered 3,202 deaths related to Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, with an average age of 70 years...

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    Source: https://ticotimes.net/2021/05/14/cos...ed-to-covid-19

    Costa Rica’s deadliest day: 32 new deaths related to Covid-19
    Alejandro Zúñiga
    May 14, 2021

    The Health Ministry on Thursday evening reported 32 new deaths related to Covid-19 over the previous 24 hours, a new record in Costa Rica during the pandemic.

    In total, Costa Rica has registered 3,514 deaths associated with the disease since the pandemic began here last March. Covid-19 was Costa Rica’s leading cause of death in 2020, the Health Ministry has said.

    Meanwhile, the country continues setting new records in hospitalizations. On Thursday, there were 1,342 hospitalized patients, of whom 432 were in intensive care. Thirteen people are in a private ICU bed with the remaining 419 in public hospital...

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