COVID-19 Patient Recovery Numbers Grow Faster Than New Cases

The accumulated number of positive cases for COVID-19 in Costa Rica reached 705, while the number of recovered cases is 306, so the number of active cases is 399. The number of confirmed new cases is 8 while the recovered are 19 with respect to Monday’s data, detailed Health Minister Daniel Salas.

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On the other hand, the President of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), Román Macaya, announced that one of these new cases corresponds to a senior adult who lives in the Carlos María Ulloa Home for the Elderly, in San José.

The patient was transferred to the Specialized Patient Care Center For COVID-19 (CEACO, or CENARE), at the same time that an investigation was started at that nursing home, both for the residents and the staff who attend them. All are being tested for the COVID-19, Macaya said. The CCSS chief said that the patient’s condition is quite good and that he was moved to CEACO as a precaution.

Health Minister Salas reported that COVID-19 cases are now registered in 60 of the country’s 82 cantons, after the presence of the virus was detected in Abangares, Guanacaste. A total of 16 people are hospitalized, of which 8 are being treated in intensive care units, with ages ranging from 49 to 76 years. COVID-19 patient recovery numbers allow care facilities to keep track of cases.

To date, 12,729 COVID-19 tests have been processed, of these, 8,356 people have tested negative. The deaths are still six, all men with an age range between 45 and 87 years. COVID-19 patient recovery numbers make it easier for the country to prevent the spread of the virus.

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