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Costa Rica registers fourth death due to coronavirus

April 19, 2020

An 84-year-old man became the fourth person with COVID-19 to die in Costa Rica, the Health Ministry said Wednesday morning.

The man had been at Hospital San Juan de Dios in San José and in intensive care. In addition to his age, the patient had hypertension, according to the Health Ministry.

The 84-year-old, a resident of San José, tested positive for the coronavirus on April 1. He was admitted into intensive care on April 5 and remained there until his death.

He becomes Costa Rica’s fourth known death due to COVID-19. Two elderly men, both 87-year-old Ticos, died in mid-March. A 45-year-old man with no known risk factors died last week after a 10-day stay in intensive care.

Costa Rica has confirmed 626 cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday.

Costa Rica coronavirus cases
Costa Rica coronavirus cases Tico Times graph.

Sixteen people are currently hospitalized, with 11 in intensive care. Sixty-seven people have recovered after testing positive for the coronavirus.

If you believe you may have contracted COVID-19 or have questions regarding the coronavirus, contact Costa Rican health authorities by dialing 1322.

Timeline of COVID-19 in Costa Rica

This story was updated with Wednesday’s data.

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