COVID-19 pandemic in Costa Rica

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COVID-19 pandemic in Costa Rica
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Costa Rica by cantons totals.svg
Map of cantons with confirmed coronavirus cases (as of 16 Abril 2021)
  ≥3343 cases
  ≥2016 cases
  ≥1350 cases
  ≥788 cases
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCosta Rica
First outbreakTocumen International Airport, Panama (first case) and New York, United States (first confirmed)
Index caseAlajuela
Arrival date22 February 2020
(1 year, 3 months, 3 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases228577
Recovered196974
Deaths
3071
Government website
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.[1]

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.[2]

By 30 April, the country had the lowest case fatality rate in the Americas, at about 0.86%.[3] More Costa Ricans have died in the United States than in Costa Rica.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dos meses desde el primer caso de COVID-19 en Costa Rica: 60 días de un abordaje científico de la emergencia". Ministerio de Salud. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. "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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.