SAN JOSE, Feb. 1 (Prensa Latina) New cases in Costa Rica, hospital admissions, patients in need of intensive care and deaths associated with Govt-19 have increased in the past week, the Ministry of Health pointed out today.
The weekly report of that portfolio on the behavior of Covit-19 in the country infected with the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus indicates that 39,611 positive cases were reported between the 23rd and 29th of last month, an increase of 15.5 percent. Compared to the previous period, it was 34 thousand 297.
In the previous week, the daily average of new confirmed cases was 5,659, according to the report.
In the fourth week of this year, the average number of hospital admissions was 604, up 23.5 percent from 489 in the third week.
The rapid development of new cases, hospitalizations, serious cases and deaths associated with this disease is considered to be the most contagious of all because of the omigran variant of the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus.
In terms of deaths, the health report said there were 85 deaths related to Govt-19 between the 23rd and 29th of last month, 73.5 per cent higher than the same previous period of 49 deaths.
It points out that of the 85 deaths, 71.8 percent were 65 years of age and older; 20 percent between the ages of 50 and 64; Seven percent aged 18 to 49; And 1.2 percent of minors.
Since March 6, 2020, the first case of Govt-19 has been diagnosed with 701,471 confirmed cases and 7,593 deaths in Costa Rica.
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