Today the Ministry of Health updated a map that shows where the cases of the new coronavirus are in Costa Rica. The data on the map is given by canton, not the specific town or home of the person infected.
The first person killed by covid-19 in Costa Rica was an 87-year-old pediatrician from Alajuela. He was infected in Alajuela and was treated in intensive care. In response, President Carlos Alvarado said, “We show solidarity with his family. Let us react, accept the orders of the Ministry of Health. Only united and with solidarity will we pass this national emergency.”
The health authorities plead with the public to take this seriously and stay home as much as possible. Seniors, those with underlying medical conditions, and those who live with them are urged to not leave home at all so that we don’t end up with more patients than intensive care units and ventilators.