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Costa Rica stresses protocols as cases, hospitalizations increase

The Healthy Ministry warned of rising coronavirus cases and Covid-19 hospitalizations in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica reduces number of Covid beds due to drop in hospitalizations

Public hospitals in Costa Rica began to gradually reduce the beds designated to the care of Covid-19 patients following a sustained fall in infections over recent weeks.

Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid

Costa Rica is beginning a second study of the application of equine serum in Covid-19 patients.

Costa Rica’s equine plasma coronavirus treatment not as effective as initially hoped

Treating coronavirus patients with an antibody-rich serum made from horse plasma has produced worse results than originally hoped, Costa Rican authorities said. 

Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations

An antiviral treatment made with plasma from immunized horses is Costa Rica's hope to face the coronavirus pandemic.

Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients

Costa Rica on Monday began clinical trials of antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients.

Costa Rica won’t resume in-person school in 2020

Costa Rica's Education Ministry (MEP) announced Thursday that in-person classes will not return in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

News briefs: Costa Rica increases ICU capacity, changes COVID alerts

Costa Rica again expanded its intensive-care capacity at public hospitals, announced Mario Ruíz, the medical manager for the Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS). 

Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR

Costa Rica is set to begin clinical trials on antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. 

Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, which manages the country’s socialized health care, is facing serious financial strains.

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