The good news is that the overall number of deaths came down, even though ever so slightly. 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 22, the Health Ministry reported 3391 cases were recorded, 18 deaths and 982 people remain hospitalized, 6 in private centers and 976 in the public system, of this total 134 people are hospitalized in the ICU and 848 are in a public room.
Week Number 7:
- 24,762 new Covid-19 cases from February 13 to February 19
- A decrease of 9429 new Covid Cases compared to week 6, (February 6 to February 12)
- The average number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients in Costa Rica was 986 (the week before it was 951 people)
- There were 717 new hospital admissions associated with Covid-19, up from 775 the previous week (5 % decrease)
These totals represent an average of 3537 cases per day and a 27.5 % week-over-week decrease.
Breakdown by Age Groups
- 73.0 % were in the age group of 65 and over with 6 deaths
- 13.1% in the 50-64 age group
- 11.5 % in the age group of 18 to 49 years of age
- 1.6% for minors.
- There is one case under investigation, which is 0.8% of the total number of deaths
In Week 7 Costa Rica added 126 deaths related to Covid-19, a 3.2% decrease compared to the prior week.
This brings the total number of deaths in Costa Rica, as of February 22, 2022, that can be directly related to Covid-19 since the pandemic began to 7,954!
For more information about Covid-19 in Costa Rica, see the Health Ministry graphic below: