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Costa Rica below 300 known active coronavirus cases

May 9, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed seven new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 780 cumulative known cases, the Health Ministry announced Saturday afternoon.

Over the same period, 19 more people recovered from COVID-19, leaving Costa Rica with 480 total recoveries and 294 known active cases. The data mean Costa Rica has registered its 23rd-straight day-over-day decrease in known active coronavirus cases.

Six people have died after contracting the coronavirus, and 22 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 or complications. Six of them are in intensive care with an age range of 53 to 75 years old.

Below is a map of active cases by canton. Click on a blue marker for more information, including total cumulative cases and recoveries for that location.

Costa Rica has processed a total of 16,517 diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 (707 more than Friday), which corresponds to 3,232 tests per 1 million people. The country has averaged 479 daily tests over the last five days.

Health authorities now test all citizens returning to Costa Rica and all truck drivers entering the country. At least 17 people have tested positive for the coronavirus via this process.

Costa Rica on Thursday extended its border restrictions, banning foreign visitors until June 15. The government will announce Monday a timeline for reopening the country; the plan will include a focus on local tourism.

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 resumed limited commercial service in early May. Click here for more details.

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