Costa Rica Caja
d man in Costa Rica became the first in Latin America to receive an esophagus replacement using material from his small intestine
The waiting time for a non-emergency surgery at Costa Rica's public hospitals has reached more than 520 days, up considerably compared to before the pandemic.
The Costa Rican Social Security System (Caja) says that over the last week, it registered four new people hospitalized with Covid-19 every hour.
Costa Rica last week reached 662 patients hospitalized with Covid-19, the topping the previous highs in September and December 2020.
The Healthy Ministry warned of rising coronavirus cases and Covid-19 hospitalizations in Costa Rica.
Many of the current regulations related to horseshoe crabs focus on commercial fishing, ignoring their rapidly growing role in the medical device and vaccine industries.
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.