Cantons in Heredia, Puntarenas and Limón go to Orange alert.

Given the increase in cases and the risk of transmission by COVID-19, the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Attention (CNE) expanded the status of ALERTA NARANJA for several cantons in the provinces of Heredia, Puntarenas and Limón.

The epidemiological assessment carried out by the Ministry of Health and the National Situation Room, determined a significant increase in cases from 116% more to 866%, which is why these places change their status from Yellow Alert to Orange Alert:

CantónAlerta tempranaCasos en la semana 34Casos en la semana 35Casos en la semana 36Incremento porcentual (de la semana 36 con respecto a la 34)
BelénNo253654116%
Montes de OroNo31329866%
Garabito63655816%
Limón42120162285%
Osa (solo el distrito de Palmar)102058480%

Likewise, this assessment made it possible to determine a decrease in the cantonal risk index in San José, Alajuela and Puntarenas, with which the following cantons were lowered from Orange Alert to Yellow Alert:

PROVINCIACANTONES/DISTRITOS
San JoséAserrí
AlajuelaPoás
PuntarenasCorredores

Early alerts for respiratory symptoms

On the other hand, in order to give surveillance to the cantons in which there is a high probability of an increase in cases of COVID-19, the CNE maintains the condition of early warning (syndromic alert) for 82 districts of 32 cantons in the territory national

PROVINCIACANTONES / DISTRITOS
San JoséPuriscal: Barbacoas Perez Zeledón: San Isidro del General
AlajuelaAtenas: Atenas, Concepción, San José. Palmares: Esquipulas. Poas: Sabana Redonda, San Pedro. Orotina: Orotina, El Mastate, Coyolar. San Carlos: Quesada, Aguas Zarcas, Venecia, La Fortuna, La Tigra, La Palmera y Cutris. Upala: Upala. Los Chiles: Los Chiles. Guatuso: Katira.
CartagoCartago: Aguacaliente, Quebradilla Turrialba: Turrialba, La Suiza, Santa Teresita, Pavones, Santa Rosa y Tres Equis. Alvarado: Pacayas.
HerediaSan Rafael: Los Ángeles
GuanacasteLiberia: Liberia. Nicoya: Nicoya, Nosara. Bagaces: Bagaces, Mogote. Carrillo: Filadelfia, Palmira, Sardinal. Cañas: Cañas. Tilarán: Tilarán. Nandayure: San Pablo, Bejuco. La Cruz: Santa Cecilia.
PuntarenasPuntarenas: Puntarenas, Phitaya, Lepanto, Barranca, Cobano, Chacarota, El Roble. Esparza: Espíritu Santo. Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires. Golfito: Puerto Jimenez, Guaycari, Pavón. Corredores: Corredor, La Cuesta, Laurel
LimónPococí: Guápiles, Jiménez, La Rita, Roxana, Cariari, La Colonia. Siquirres: Siquirres, Pacuarito, Florida, Germania, El Cairo, La Alegría. Talamanca:  Bratsi, Sixaola, Telire, Cahuita. Matina: Matina, Batan, Carrandi. Guácimo: Guácimo, Pocora, Rio Jiménez y Duacarí.

After the changes indicated, the cantons that are in Orange Alert condition are:

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