• Costa Rica Coffee Guide
  • Costa Rica Travel Insurance

Costa Rica registers fifth death due to coronavirus

April 19, 2020

A 69-year-old man became the fifth person with COVID-19 to die in Costa Rica, the Health Ministry said Sunday afternoon.

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 69-year-old, a Costa Rican and resident of San José, tested positive for the coronavirus on March 25. He was admitted into intensive care on March 28, where he remained until his death.

He becomes Costa Rica’s fifth 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 earlier this month, and an 84-year-old man died Wednesday.

Costa Rica has confirmed 660 cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Sunday. The number of active cases has decreased in each of the last three days:

Costa Rica coronavirus cases.
Costa Rica coronavirus cases. Click for full size. Tico Times graph.

Fourteen people are currently hospitalized, with nine in intensive care. The Health Ministry says 112 people have recovered from COVID-19.

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

Timeline of COVID-19 in Costa Rica

You may be interested

News briefs: Government promises to adjust pandemic restrictions
Costa Rica
20749 views
Costa Rica
20749 views

News briefs: Government promises to adjust pandemic restrictions

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 7, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health…

ECLAC projects 23% drop in exports in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pandemic
Latin America
1243 views
Latin America
1243 views

ECLAC projects 23% drop in exports in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pandemic

AFP - August 7, 2020

International trade in Latin America and the Caribbean could fall 23% in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus…

ICT confirms requirements for international travel insurance policies
Costa Rica
5352 views
Costa Rica
5352 views

ICT confirms requirements for international travel insurance policies

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 6, 2020

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has confirmed the insurance requirements for foreigners who wish to visit Costa Rica during…