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Costa Rica reports 52 new coronavirus cases, 23 recoveries

June 16, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 52 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,796 cumulative known cases, the Health Ministry announced Tuesday afternoon.

Twenty-three more people have been classified as recovered, leaving Costa Rica with 794 total recoveries and 990 known active cases.

Twelve people have died after contracting the coronavirus. Twenty people are hospitalized with COVID-19, one more than Monday; two people are in intensive care, two fewer than Monday.

The data mean Costa Rica has 2.35 coronavirus deaths per 1 million people.

291 new tests processed today

Costa Rica has averaged 404 daily tests over the last five days.

Costa Rica has processed a total of 32,801 diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 (291 more than Monday).

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

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 last week. Shelters help the country slow transmission of the virus, the Health Ministry said.

Active coronavirus cases in Costa Rica

Río Cuarto (Alajuela) was added to the list of cantons with active coronavirus cases.

The Health Ministry said Monday that approximately 90% of cases have had their epidemiological nexus identified.

We will update this section with more information when the Health Ministry provides its detailed report.

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

`The below chart was last updated June 16.

Status of Costa Rica coronavirus cases June 20, 2020
Status of Costa Rica coronavirus cases June 20, 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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