COVID-19 pandemic in Costa Rica
|COVID-19 pandemic in Costa Rica|
|First outbreak||Tocumen International Airport, Panama (first case) and New York, United States (first confirmed)|
|Arrival date||22 February 2020|
(3 years, 1 month and 2 days)
|Ministerio de Salud|
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was first confirmed to have spread to Costa Rica on 6 March 2020, after a 49-year-old woman tourist from New York, United States, tested positive for the virus.
As of 13 May 2020, Costa Rica has reported 815 positive cases, 527 recoveries, and 7 deaths.
One senior citizen, an 87-year-old man, died on 18 March and is the first COVID-19 death in Costa Rica. He was one of 25 people infected by a doctor in Alajuela.
By 30 April, the country had the lowest case fatality rate in the Americas, at about 0.86%. More Costa Ricans have died in the United States than in Costa Rica.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Dos meses desde el primer caso de COVID-19 en Costa Rica: 60 días de un abordaje científico de la emergencia". Ministerio de Salud. Archived from the original on 11 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
- ↑ "Confirman primera muerte por COVID-19 en Costa Rica | Crhoy.com". CRHoy.com | Periodico Digital | Costa Rica Noticias 24/7 (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 March 2020.
- ↑ Brooks, Darío (30 April 2020). "Cuál es la efectiva fórmula contra el coronavirus de Costa Rica, el país de América Latina donde mueren menos pacientes de covid-19". BBC News Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 April 2020.
- ↑ Corrales, Eric (25 April 2020). "Autoridades ya confirman 11 ticos muertos por COVID-19 en Estados Unidos | Teletica". Teletica (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2020.