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Costa Rica COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline

On Tuesday, June 22: Costa Rica added 1,525 new cases of Covid-19 and 16 deaths. There were 1,143 people hospitalized, including 450 in the ICU. 

Pfizer strikes global licensing deal for Covid pill

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday announced a deal to make its prospective antiviral Covid-19 pill available more cheaply in the world's least wealthy...

Health Ministry again details Costa Rica vaccine side effects

0.2% of Costa Ricans who received a Covid-19 vaccine reported symptoms that may have been attributed to the shot.

Lawmakers petition to delay Costa Rica vaccine QR code

Prominent members of the tourism sector have also pushed for the mandate to be pushed back until after the 2021-22 tourism high season.

Tourism sector says vaccine mandate will hurt high season

The Costa Rica Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) says Costa Rica’s upcoming vaccine mandates could have a “devastating and irreversible effect on tourism activity.”

Covid reproduction rate in Costa Rica suggests continued drop in cases, deaths

Costa Rica’s coronavirus R value has reached its lowest levels in 2021

Canada lifts Covid-19 global travel advisory

The Canadian government ended its advisory against nonessential foreign travel.

Most of Costa Rica’s hospitalized Covid-19 patients unvaccinated: CCSS

The majority of Costa Rica's patients hospitalized with Covid-19 are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, the Social Security Fund (CCSS) said.

Seeking Covid vaccines, Nicaraguans cross into Honduras

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) places Nicaragua among the six countries on the continent with the lowest vaccination coverage.

Costa Rica purchases vaccines for kids, third doses in 2022

Costa Rican leaders on Monday announced the purchase of 3.5 million additional Covid-19 vaccines that will be administered to children and the elderly in 2022.

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