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Costa Rica adds 53 coronavirus cases, though hospitalizations drop

Costa Rica confirmed 53 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,715 cumulative known cases, the Health Ministry announced Sunday afternoon.

Nine more people have been classified as recovered, leaving Costa Rica with 752 total recoveries and 951 known active cases.

Twelve people have died after contracting the coronavirus. Seventeen people are hospitalized with COVID-19, two fewer than Saturday; three people remain in intensive care.

The data mean Costa Rica has 337 cumulative cases per 1 million people and 2.35 coronavirus deaths per 1 million people.

499 new tests processed today

Costa Rica has averaged 477 daily tests over the last five days.

Costa Rica has processed a total of 32,262 diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 (499 more than Saturday).

The country has approximately 38,000 available PCR tests, the Health Ministry said Friday.

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

In addition, the National Emergency Committee has evacuated some high-risk communities to shelters, it said Wednesday.

Active coronavirus cases in Costa Rica

Sunday’s data include the first cases in the cantons of Nandayure (Guanacaste) and Matina (Limón).

The canton with the most new cases Sunday is San Carlos with 21. No other cantons have more than five new cases.

The below map has been updated through June 14, 2020: 

`The below chart was last updated June 14.

Costa Rica coronavirus breakdown on June 14, 2020
Tico Times graph.

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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