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Covid saturation in Costa Rica forcing patients to wait for hospital beds
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Covid saturation in Costa Rica forcing patients to wait for hospital beds

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 28, 2021

Costa Rica on Tuesday reached 789 people hospitalized with Covid-19, an amount that has forced some patients to wait for available beds. Miguel Ángel Villalobos, head of…

Covid surge has pushed Costa Rica hospitals ‘to the limit’
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Covid surge has pushed Costa Rica hospitals ‘to the limit’

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 26, 2021

The Costa Rican Social Security System (Caja) says its capacity has been stretched “to the limit” by Covid-19 hospitalizations. In a press release from the Caja, which…

Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses
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Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses

The Tico Times - April 14, 2021

Costa Rica received 113,490 more coronavirus vaccine doses on Tuesday night for a total of 1,022,685 doses, the Presidency reported. The vast majority of Costa Rica's doses are…

Costa Rica approves AstraZeneca vaccine for most adults
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Costa Rica approves AstraZeneca vaccine for most adults

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 9, 2021

Costa Rica's National Commission for Vaccination and Epidemiology (CNVE) has approved the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine for nearly all adults, the government announced Thursday. AstraZeneca doses "will…

Costa Rica will receive first AstraZeneca vaccine shipment this week
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Costa Rica will receive first AstraZeneca vaccine shipment this week

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 6, 2021

On Wednesday, Costa Rica will receive its first shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines through the COVAX mechanism, the government reported. “The World Health Organization (WHO) informed Costa Rica…

Costa Rica has applied more vaccines than positive cases
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Costa Rica has applied more vaccines than positive cases

The Tico Times - March 31, 2021

Costa Rica has vaccinated more people against SARS-CoV-2 than people who have tested positive for the virus, the Presidency reported. As of Tuesday, 224,092 people have received…

President asks health authorities to speed up vaccine process
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President asks health authorities to speed up vaccine process

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 26, 2021

President Carlos Alvarado has called upon Costa Rican health authorities to speed up coronavirus vaccine administrations, according to a report. “I have asked the [Social Security] Fund…

Costa Rica has received more than 675,000 vaccine doses
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Costa Rica has received more than 675,000 vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 24, 2021

Costa Rica received 119,340 more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night for a total of 676,455, the Presidency reported. As of Monday, Costa Rica had administered…

Costa Rica surpasses 300,000 vaccine doses administered
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Costa Rica surpasses 300,000 vaccine doses administered

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 22, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 312,425 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, President Carlos Alvarado said Monday. More than 106,000 people have completed the vaccine schedule by receiving both…

Costa Rica to slow administration of first vaccine doses
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Costa Rica to slow administration of first vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2021

Costa Rica will stop offering the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine to elderly adults until April, in an effort to prioritize second doses for that population.…

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