With the good news that the overall numbers continue to come down, unfortunately, the number of hospitalizations and deaths continue to go up. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers that came out this week from the ministry of health to make better sense of all this.
A Closer Look at the Numbers
As of February 15, the Health Ministry reported 4,507 cases were recorded, 23 deaths and 1018 people remain hospitalized, 6 in private centers and 1,012 in the public system, of this total 145 people are hospitalized in the ICU and 873 are in a public room.
Week Number 6:
- 34,191 new Covid-19 cases from February 6 to February 12
- A decrease of 4185 new Covid Cases compared to week 5, (January 30 to February 5 29)
- The average number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients in Costa Rica was 951 (the week before it was 822 people)
- There were 775 new hospital admissions associated with Covid-19, up from 668 the previous week (13% increase)
These totals represent an average of 5576 cases per day and a 1.4 % week-over-week decrease.
Breakdown by Age Groups
- 70.6 % were in the age group of 65 and over with 6 deaths
- 17.5% in the 50-64 age group
- 10.3 % in the age group of 18 to 49 years of age
- 1.6% for minors.
In Week 6 Costa Rica added 111 deaths related to Covid-19, a 30.5% increase compared to the prior week.
This brings the total number of deaths in Costa Rica, as of February 8, 2022, that can be directly related to Covid-19 since the pandemic began to 7,829!
For more information about Covid-19 in Costa Rica, see the Health Ministry graphic below: