More than two-thirds of Costa Ricans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis are exhibiting symptoms of depression
Peru is hardest hit with 125 deaths per 100,000 people, followed by Mexico and Panama with 123 each per 100,000.
Panama, with 4.2 million inhabitants, has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in Central America.
The country is in the midst of a spiking outbreak of the pandemic. In the last 39 days, Panama has registered more than a third (100,000 cases) of total infections and more than a quarter (1,326 cases) of total deaths.
Panama has reported at least 231,000 coronavirus cases and 3,840 deaths during the pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused the saturation of Panama's hospitals and the exhaustion of health personnel.
The pandemic has caused some hospitals to stop receiving patients, while the authorities seek to enable and adapt different infrastructure to care for the sick.
The latest travel notices published by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States advises citizens to avoid all travel to Costa Rica due to the coronavirus.