Costa Rica hits new daily record of COVID-19 infections

San Jose: Costa Rica registered 1,830 new COVID-19 infections, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, with space for the most critical patients at public hospitals nearly full, health authorities said.

Click Here: kangaroos team merchandise###

There have been 238,760 cases and 3,143 deaths from COVID-19 in the Central American country of 5 million people, whose tourism-driven economy has been hit by the pandemic’s toll on global travel.

###

“We are living through the darkest health moment of Costa Rica in modern times,” Health Minister Daniel Salas said in a televised address to the nation.

###

Severe cases

###

He added that the 125 beds in intensive care units allocated for severe COVID-19 cases are 94% full, and said the remaining space could be filled in the coming days.

###

Salas said cars could no longer be on the road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but authorities would not impose a stricter lockdown to avoid hurting the economy.

###

“We have to take into account that people need to work,” Salas said, noting that government resources to disburse financial aid were depleted last year.

Leave A Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *