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Costa Rica adds 55 coronavirus cases, surpasses 600 known active cases

Costa Rica confirmed 55 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,318 cumulative known cases, the Health Ministry announced Sunday afternoon.

The figure marks Costa Rica’s largest day-over-day increase in known cases since the coronavirus crisis began.

Three more people have recovered from COVID-19, leaving Costa Rica with 704 total recoveries and 604 known active cases.

Ten people have died after contracting the coronavirus. Twenty people are hospitalized with COVID-19; four people are in intensive care.

Testing numbers have not increased significantly

The recent increase in active coronavirus cases does not correspond with an increase in testing.

Since Costa Rica began reporting daily testing totals in mid-April, it has averaged 377 tests per day. The country has averaged 313 daily tests over the last five days.

Costa Rica has processed a total of 29,449 diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 (309 more than Saturday).

The Health Ministry conducts contact tracing, monitors high-risk regions and tests wastewater in some areas to help target testing.

Active coronavirus cases in Costa Rica

Thirty-nine of the 55 new cases are located in the cantons of San Carlos, Pococí and Upala.

The below map has been updated through June 7, 2020:

The below chart was last updated June 1. We’ll update it weekly:

Status of Costa Rica coronavirus cases June 1 2020
Tico Times chart.

Timeline of COVID-19 in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is enforcing nationwide driving restrictions until June 20. Click here for full details.

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

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