The good news is that the overall number of Covid cases for the month of February in Costa Rica came down, which is always a good sign. 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
On March 1, the Health Ministry reported 2203 cases were recorded, 10 deaths and 885 people remain hospitalized, 2 in private centers and 883 in the public system, of this total 116 people are hospitalized in the ICU and 769 are in a public room.
In terms of deaths, for the week of February 20-26, 107 deaths were recorded, while from February 13-19, there were 122 deaths recorded. This is a 12.3% reduction in the mortality rate from one week to the next.
Week Number 8:
- 18,137 new Covid-19 cases from February 20 to February 26
- A decrease of 6,625 new Covid Cases compared to week 7, (February 13 to February 19)
- The average number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients in Costa Rica was 961 (the week before it was 986 people)
- There were 671 new hospital admissions associated with Covid-19, up from 717 the previous week (6.4% decrease)
These totals represent an average of 2591 cases per day and a 26.7% week-over-week decrease.
Breakdown by Age Groups
- 65.4 % were in the age group of 65 and over with 6 deaths
- 25.2% in the 50-64 age group
- 8.4 % in the age group of 18 to 49 years of age
- 1% for minors.
This brings the total number of deaths in Costa Rica, as of March 1, 2022, that can be directly related to Covid-19 since the pandemic began to 8047!
For more information about Covid-19 in Costa Rica, see the Health Ministry graphic below: