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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, August 4

August 4, 2020

Costa Rica announced 10 new coronavirus-related deaths over the past day for a total of 181, according to official data released Tuesday afternoon by the Health Ministry.

Three-hundred and ninety-one people are hospitalized with COVID-19, with 98 in intensive care. The age range of those in ICUs is from 24 to 91 years old.

The Health Ministry has confirmed 19,837 cumulative known coronavirus cases. This represents 435 new cases compared to Monday.

Tuesday, 1,901 more people were classified by health authorities as recovered — the largest single-day increase during the pandemic.

In a video statement, Health Minister Daniel Salas said the high number of new recoveries is due to the actualization of data from regional health authorities.

Costa Rica has 13,066 known active cases and 6,590 recoveries.

Costa Rica coronavirus data for August 4, 2020
Costa Rica coronavirus data for August 4, 2020. Tico Times graph.

The data indicate Costa Rica has 3.54 COVID-19-related deaths per 100,000 people.

Most hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor, with hypertension, diabetes, obesity and smoking being the most common.

Active coronavirus cases in Costa Rica

Starting July 25, Costa Rica considers some patients as confirmed cases without requiring a positive test. This only applies if a person living with someone who has tested positive begins exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

The Health Ministry’s definitions also qualify certain patients as recovered based on time rather than a negative test.

The Greater Metropolitan Area is the country’s current epicenter. Costa Rica has relaxed restrictions through August 9; click here for details regarding business and driving restrictions.

The below graphic will update automatically when the Health Ministry releases detailed information on the number of tests processed and the location of new cases later this afternoon.

If you believe you have COVID-19, contact Costa Rica’s hotline at 1322. English-speaking staff and mental health professionals are available.

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