A total of 11 Costa Ricans have lost their lives in the United States as a result of the novel Coronavirus, a figure that doubles the number of deaths in the country, with six deaths accounted for. According to the Foreign Ministry’s press office; of the 11 deaths recorded as of this Friday, eight occurred in New York, two in Miami, and one in Utah. Likewise, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs assured that the ages of the Ticos who died from COVID-19 in the United States range from 24 to 81 years.
According to reports from the consulate in New York, the last two deaths of nationals registered in the United States were in this city, one of the places most affected by the Pandemic. On April 11th, the institution reported on the death of a 31-year-old Costa Rican with the last name Mora Cerdas on the east coast of Manhattan. And the most recent case was recorded this Tuesday, of a 46-year-old from Alajuela, and resident of Raritan, a town located in Somerset County, New Jersey.
Increase in the case of patients with COVID-19
In addition to a growth in the number of deaths of Costa Ricans in the United States as a result of COVID-19, the number of Ticos sick with the virus in New York City, almost quadrupled between April 13th and April 15th, from six to 22 cases in less than two days.
According to data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the 33 Costa Rican affected with the virus abroad, 66% of them live in New York, thus becoming the city with the most cases of Ticos confirmed with the disease.
In recent weeks, the Foreign Ministry has reiterated a call to all nationals who are abroad to approach the closest consular offices, to carry out an official registry and thus speed up aid processes, in case of needing medical attention or assistance on humanitarian flights.