The first cases of patients cured by COVID-19 were announced at a press conference this Friday by the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas. This is the couple of Americans who were in isolation, have already been discharged and have the guarantee to leave the country.
This Friday, March 20, closes with 113 cases confirmed by COVID-19, with an age range of 2 to 87 years. There are 46 women and 67 men, of whom 104 are Costa Rican and 9 are foreigners.
The adjusted data recorded positive cases in 27 cantons (plus seven unknown) in six provinces: San José, Heredia, Guanacaste, Alajuela, Cartago and Limón. Puntarenas continues without cases. By age we have: 97 adults, 9 older adults and 7 minors. At this time 1046 people have been discarded.
Six people are hospitalized, two of them in intensive care. As of today, there are two regrettable deaths, two Costa Rican men, both 87 years old, one of them was hypertensive and the other had a history of vascular origin.
To avoid further contagion, the Ministry of Public Education agreed to change the strategy for delivering food to school canteens. The measure includes packaging the food to be removed by the beneficiaries.
In terms of security, according to the minister, Michael Soto, a total of 3,571 health orders were issued at border posts and the arrest of three people for non-compliance with sanitary measures.
In the case of electricity rates, the Executive President, Irene Cañas, reported on the moratorium on electricity rates given the emergency of COVID-19.
Also the Social Protection Board, agreed last night to deliver 600 million colones to the CNE to attend the health emergency, while announcing the suspension of lottery draws, reported its Executive President, Esmeralda Britton.
Finally, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) granted Costa Rica a non-reimbursable cooperation of $ 1 million to attend to the health emergency in the country due to the world pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, reported the president of the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Care (CNE), Alexander Solís.