SAN JOSE, Jan 8 (RHC) Costa Rican Social Security Fund Managing Director -CCSS-Roman McCoy warned this Saturday that Ómicron variant SARS is causing a sharp increase in health services due to the rapid increase in cases. -CoV-2 corona virus.
At a press conference, McCoy warned that Costa Rica’s current epidemic situation, with the dominance of Ómicron, is leading to an unprecedented situation throughout the epidemic that began in March 2020.
He revealed that according to the analysis of the technical committees of the CCSS responsible for public health in Costa Rica, with the scale of the current epidemic, it will double to over five thousand daily in the next week. The highest levels of the entire health crisis.
While he said most of the newly confirmed would be mild, he said it would create an increase in cases admitted to the hospital in the room and in intensive care, which could complete hospital services in the coming weeks. .
At this time, he elaborated, CCSS has a capacity of 271 (85 for critical cases and 186 for severe cases) beds in the intensive care units for COVID-19 patients, while others are small enough to grow as they are reserved for the population. With other symptoms, the room is 496 and the maximum expansion is 986.
He explained that the reproduction rate of the corona virus has risen from one to 2.6 in the last 11 days, which is why more and more people are being infected daily.
Recalling that CCSS has begun to resume treatment for patients with other symptoms, McCoy pointed out that they must connect all citizens in need of health services with a single resource.
He stressed that without the responsible participation of the people in the prevention of the epidemic the organizational efforts and commitments of the health workers would not have been sufficient, which continues to be a very important step.
People have the vaccine, but it is not enough, so hand washing, mask use and social spacing should be adhered to, he said.
From 450 new daily Covit-19 cases in the previous week, Costa Rica turned into 3,153 new positives this Friday, 1,500 on Tuesday, 2,542 on Wednesday and 2,881 on Thursday. (Source: Latin Press)