A seventh death from covid-19 was suffered in Costa Rica. The victim was an 80-year-old foreigner. He was a resident of Alajuela and was hospitalized in Liberia. All previous deaths occurred in the Greater Metropolitan Area.
The man had a number of other conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and high blood pressure. These, as well as old age, are risk factors for contracting the coronavirus.
Prior to this case, the last death from covid-19 in the country was on April 20th. There were 20 days without deaths. Many restrictions have eased and people let their guard down. Authorities stress the importance of continuing social distancing and hand washing.
12 new positive cases were discovered yesterday. The total number of cases in the country is 792. The virus affects men and women, children, adults, and seniors. Everyone can do their part to protect the most vulnerable by staying home as much as possible.