Costa Rica registers 4,050 cases of Covid in the same day

Costa Rica registered this tuesday its highest number of Covid-19 cases since the pandemic exploded in March 2020, with 4,050 cases in one day.

“Today (Tuesday) the country registered the record number of Covid-19 cases, with a total of 4,050 cases, four deaths and 223 people hospitalized,” said the Ministry of Health.

On January 8, the day that had become the new record, there were 3,374 cases. Previously, the highest number of infections occurred on May 12, 2021, with 3,173.

“The week of January 2 to 8 registered 14,628 cases, while the week of December 26 to January 1 accounted for 3,385. This represents an increase of 332% from one week to another,” the text added.

From December 18 to 25 there were 1,267 reported infections, which indicates that in two weeks the increase was 1,054 percent.

According to calculations by the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), it could reach 5,000 cases a day this week, doubling the highest levels of new cases per day previously achieved.

Throughout the pandemic, Costa Rica adds 595,795 cases and 7,386 deaths.

For now, health centers report that they have a margin in terms of occupation, since the average number of hospitalizations due to the disease, now driven by the Omicron variant, remains low.

However, health authorities fear that hospitals will fill up again as in 2021.

To combat the upturn, the government imposed restrictions on Monday such as the suspension of certain mass events, prohibited the presence of the public in others and established a vehicular curfew (private vehicles do not circulate from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.).

In addition, the authorities urged that the population continue to go to the vaccination centers.

According to data from the CCSS, 69.54% of its 5 million inhabitants already have two doses of the immunizer, 76.81% have one and 8.92% already have the booster (third).

Meanwhile, some 320,000 people have not come to receive any inoculation.

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