Costa Rica exceeds 800 deaths from Covid-19
25 de septiembre de 2020, 17:31San Jose, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica's Ministry of Health registered on Friday 17 new deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours to accumulate 812 deaths since March when the first case was detected.
On the press briefing at the Presidential House, the acting Minister of Health Pedro Gonzalez detailed that of those 17 deaths, nine were men and eight women. In sum, regarding deaths, there were 497 men and 315 women, of those 260 were adults and 552 older adults.
Likewise, Gonzalez indicated that in the last 24 hours experts detected another 1,357 Covid-19 cases, of which 224 were due to an epidemiological link (living with a person having tested positive for carrying SARS-CoV-2 in the PCR and with symptoms), and 1,133 cases were detected by carrying out laboratory PCR tests.
The specialist pointed out that with those cases, Costa Rica reaches 70,816 infected, 33,694 are women and 37,122 men; 57,546 Costa Ricans and 13,270 foreigners; 60,075 adults, 4,734 older adults, 5,891 minors and 116 Covid-19 cases under investigation; and 27,023 recoveries from Covid-19.
The acting minister of Health said that there are 595 admitted in hospitals, 237 of them (between one and 91 years old) in intensive care units.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Bilateral Affairs and International Cooperation Adriana Bolaños reported that by signing a binding deal, Costa Rica joined the COVAX-Facility mechanism, a program coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to obtain a vaccine against Covid-19 for over a million inhabitants.
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