Costa Rica is beginning a second study of the application of equine serum in Covid-19 patients.
The last weeks of December brought a little comfort to entrepreneurs and workers in the tourism sector, with a hotel occupancy that reached between 70% and 80% in beach areas, according to surveys carried out by the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels.
Costa Rica projects to close the year with 80,000 criminal complaints, a lower number than that registered in 2019, which accounted for more than 100,000.
The figure would represent the country's largest fall since Costa Rica's economic crisis of the 1980s. It's a steeper decline than previously forecast and takes into account the ongoing effects of the crisis.
These figures represent perhaps the worst economic crisis that Latin America has experienced in its history.
The number of Costa Ricans who have died in the United States doubles the number of deaths in Costa Rica itself.
The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS) will temporarily suspend the use of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir-ritonavir as treatments for COVID-19 patients.
The sanitary measures adopted by the government from March 16 to protect the population against the coronavirus have meant the collapse of family businesses, closings of bars, hotels and shops, and sodas and restaurants that barely survive.
For the first time in its history, the Costa Rican Institute for Research and Teaching in Nutrition and Health (INCIENSA) has managed to sequence the genome of a virus.
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