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Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Country surpasses 900 cumulative cases, 65% recovered

May 21, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed six new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 903 cumulative known cases, the Health Ministry announced Thursday afternoon.

Over the same period, 10 more people recovered from COVID-19, leaving Costa Rica with 592 total recoveries and 301 known active cases.

Ten people have died after contracting the coronavirus, most recently on Friday. Twelve people are hospitalized with COVID-19; three are in intensive care.

Costa Rica coronavirus cases on May 21, 2020.
Costa Rica coronavirus cases on May 21, 2020. Tico Times graph.

Costa Rica has processed a total of 21,929 diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 (630 more than Tuesday), which corresponds to 4,290 tests per 1 million people. The country has averaged 363 daily tests over the last five days.

All arriving citizens are 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 has announced a timeline for reopening the country and began opening national parks and beaches Monday.

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

Active coronavirus cases in Costa Rica

Click a blue marker for more information. Data updated through May 21. 

Timeline of COVID-19 in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is enforcing nationwide driving restrictions until June 1. Click here for full details.

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