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Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Country announces 13 more recoveries

May 4, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed three new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 742 cumulative known cases, the Health Ministry announced Monday morning.

Over the same period, 13 more people recovered from COVID-19, leaving Costa Rica with 399 total recoveries and 337 active cases. The data mean Costa Rica has registered its 18th-straight day-over-day decrease in known active coronavirus cases.

Six people have died after contracting COVID-19, and 17 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Five of them are in intensive care with an age range of 57 to 75 years old.

Below is a map of active cases by canton. Click on a blue marker for more information.

Costa Rica has processed a total of 13,988 diagnostic tests for COVID-19 (137 more than Sunday), which corresponds to 2,737 tests per 1 million people.

The country can conduct up to 2,500 tests each day. Over the past five days, Costa Rica has processed an average of 150 tests per day.

Costa Rica tests everyone who qualifies as a suspected coronavirus case, according to Health Minister Daniel Salas. In addition, the country conducts 200 sentinel tests each week on samples collected across the country.

For a person to qualify as clinically recovered, he or she must test negative twice from samples taken at least 24 hours apart.

On Friday, Costa Rica began lifting some of its coronavirus restrictions. If the country continues avoiding a rapid rise in cases, it will further ease measures in mid-May. However, the Health Ministry has indicated some regulations will remain until a vaccine or successful treatment for SARS-CoV-2 becomes widely available.

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

Timeline of COVID-19 in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is enforcing nationwide driving restrictions through May 15. Click here for full details.

Most flights between the U.S. and Costa Rica have ceased, but United Airlines will resume limited commercial service in early May. Click here for more details.

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