Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 16
Costa Rica announced 16 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 649, according to official data released Wednesday afternoon by the Health Ministry.
Six-hundred and thirty-four people are hospitalized with COVID-19; 253 are in intensive care. Both figures represent new highs.
The Health Ministry on Wednesday announced 1,378 new cases for a cumulative total of 59,516. Of these, 1,135 were identified via a lab test.
A total of 21,752 people have been cleared as recovered; the Health Ministry says this number lags behind actual recoveries.
Costa Rica has 37,115 known active cases. The data indicate Costa Rica has 12.73 COVID-19-related deaths per 100,000 people. The country is averaging 13.3 deaths each day in September.
The deaths comprise 215 adults and 434 elderly adults; no children have died of COVID-19 in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica has 359 intensive-care beds and 986 beds for less-complex coronavirus hospitalizations. This means 70% of Costa Rica’s ICU beds are currently occupied.
The below graphic will update automatically as the Health Ministry releases new coronavirus data.
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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