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The Number of Costa Rica COVID-19 Related Deaths Decrease

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.

Grand Total

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:


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