• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Health Ministry announces 13 new cases, 7 more recoveries

May 15, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 13 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 843 cumulative known cases, the Health Ministry announced Friday afternoon.

Over the same period, seven more people recovered from COVID-19, leaving Costa Rica with 542 total recoveries and 293 known active cases.

Eight people have died after contracting the coronavirus, most recently on Wednesday. Eighteen people are hospitalized with COVID-19; five are intensive care.

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 18,655 diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 (267 more than Thursday), which corresponds to 3,650 tests per 1 million people. The country has averaged 271 daily tests over the last five days.

Thirty-one truck drivers have been denied entry into Costa Rica — eight more than Thursday — after testing positive at the border, the Health Ministry said. (They are not included in Costa Rica’s tally of active or recovered cases.) The country requires that all merchandise carriers be tested and remain at the border until receiving their results.

All arriving citizens are also tested for the coronavirus and must complete a 14-day home isolation.

Costa Rica has extended its border restrictions, banning foreign visitors until June 15. The government announced Monday a timeline for reopening the country; the plan includes opening beaches and national parks in limited capacity.

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 until June 1. Click here for full details.

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus driving, business restrictions for July 2021 (updated)
Costa Rica
460 views
Costa Rica
460 views

Costa Rica coronavirus driving, business restrictions for July 2021 (updated)

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2021

The Costa Rican government will maintain driving restrictions in response to continued highs in coronavirus cases. Below are Costa Rica’s…

Brisa Hennessy reaches quarterfinals in Olympic surfing
Costa Rica
117 views
Costa Rica
117 views

Brisa Hennessy reaches quarterfinals in Olympic surfing

The Tico Times - July 26, 2021

Costa Rican surfer Brisa Hennessy has reached the quarterfinals of the women's shortboard at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The…

Costa Rica out of Gold Cup as Canada & USA reach semifinals
Costa Rica
247 views
Costa Rica
247 views

Costa Rica out of Gold Cup as Canada & USA reach semifinals

AFP - July 26, 2021

The United States earned the final spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals on Sunday with a hard-fought 1-0 win…

More than 3,000 in shelters after floods in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
275 views
Costa Rica
275 views

More than 3,000 in shelters after floods in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 26, 2021

More than 3,000 people are housed across 52 shelters after flooding and infrastructure damage across Costa Rica, President Carlos Alvarado…

The Tico Times | Top Costa Rica News, Travel, Culture and Sports