Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, September 17
Costa Rica announced 17 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 666, according to official data released Thursday afternoon by the Health Ministry.
Six-hundred and twenty-seven people are hospitalized with COVID-19; 245 are in intensive care. Both figures represent decreases from Wednesday.
The Health Ministry on Thursday announced 1,302 new cases for a cumulative total of 60,818. Of these, 1,021 were identified via a lab test.
A total of 22,662 people have been cleared as recovered; the Health Ministry says this number lags behind actual recoveries.
Costa Rica has 37,490 known active cases. The data indicate Costa Rica has 13.06 COVID-19-related deaths per 100,000 people. The country is averaging 13.5 deaths each day in September.
Costa Rica has 359 intensive-care beds and 986 beds for less-complex coronavirus hospitalizations. This means 68% 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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