San José, Sep 15. . .- Costa Rica reported this Tuesday 777 new infected with COVID-19 in one day, the lowest figure in the last two weeks and reached a total of 58,138 confirmed cases.
Since the beginning of September, Costa Rica has experienced an increase in positive cases with more than 1,000 daily. However, the 777 positives reported this Tuesday is the lowest figure since August 30, when 741 cases were counted in just one day.
The Vice Minister of Health, Pedro González, indicated in statements distributed to the media that 64 of the new cases are due to nexus and 713 due to tests carried out in the laboratory.
According to the epidemiological report, 21,536 people have been recovered, while this Monday there are 631 patients hospitalized simultaneously, of them 249 are in intensive care units with an age range of 23 to 91 years.
In addition, 12 deaths of people aged between 54 and 99 years are registered. Since March 6, when the Government revealed the first case, the country has added 633 deaths related to COVID-19.
At a press conference, the president of the National Emergency Commission, Alexander Solís, called for reflection on Independence Day, since the country is in a “very critical situation” for which he requested prevention and follow-up of protocols.
“We are in a controlled opening, but that does not imply that there is no risk, therefore, what corresponds to us is to handle it as a family, as a canton and in our work activities. We are in a very critical situation where only we have the answer to address the situation, “said Solís.
Since the end of August, Costa Rica has maintained a gradual increase in hospitalizations in the salon and in intensive care, which has caused the Government to warn the population of the risk of saturation of the health system.
During this month, the country applies the “Costa Rica works and takes care of itself” model, which encourages a controlled opening and under strict protocols of most commercial activities but with the responsibility of the population.
Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day this September 15, but due to the health crisis it has had to suspend the traditional parades, in which thousands of students carry the country’s flag and their musical bands put joy in the streets.