While we rejoice at the news that people are recovering from covid-19 in Costa Rica, we must look at this in light of new cases emerging. For example, one day, 2 people recovered and 16 people became infected.
There have been 882 patients thus far. 10 have died. 18 were placed in hospitals, including five in intensive care. 577 recovered. They are from 59 cantons. While we saw a decrease in cases and restrictions were opened up a bit we are now seeing an increase again.
The Health Minister warns that we must stay vigilant in hand washing, social distancing, using protective gear, and staying in our social circles, in other words with those we live with.
One tricky issue is that of the transportation of goods. All countries in the region need transportation of food and supplies, however, 50 drivers transporting such products were stopped at the border because they tested positive. They may test negative because of the incubation period and later be positive and infect others without knowing. 1 infected person infects about 17 others, generally.
Another issue is public demonstrations. Those who participate and do not respect a distance of 1.8 meters and use protective gear and those who raise their voices expelling saliva which can spread covid-19 can be fined up to a base salary, which is ₡450.200.