On August 3 and 4, Costa Rica lost a three-month-old baby and an almost 4-year-old boy to covid related causes. Both had predisposing diseases but doctors confirm the deaths were related to covid.
The baby had been infected with covid but passed the quarantine period. His death is considered associated with covid, while the child’s passing was deemed directly attributable to covid.
The pandemic has claimed the lives of eight minors in Costa Rica. Five of these deaths occurred during the second year of the pandemic. In June, the hospital warned us that an increase in cases is being experienced. Among the causes is a greater relaxation of hand washing and social distancing practices.
The hospital reports a secondary disease that could cause more impact on the hospital than covid. It’s called the Children’s Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome by Covid. It causes inflammation in various parts and affects multiple systems at once, for example, the cardiovascular, circulatory, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems.