By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In a follow-up on the coronavirus situation in Costa Rica, health officials put the case count at none as of Sunday.
There are nine confirmed cases that are registered at this time:
- 49 year old woman, American.
- 49-year-old man, husband of the American. Continue asymptomatic.
- 54-year-old man, Costa Rican, who remains in a delicate condition.
- 73 year old woman, Costa Rican, 54 year old man contact.
- 41 year old woman, Costa Rican, 54 year old man contact.
- 54 year old woman, Costa Rican, 54 year old man contact.
- 56 year old woman, Costa Rican, 54 year old man contact.
- 34 year old man, Costa Rican, 54 year old man contact.
- A 70-year-old American woman, resident in our country, with a recent travel record to the United States, passing through two airports in that country.
This shows six Costa Ricans and three Americans have been confirmed. All isolated in residential homes or medical centers and with full monitoring by the health authorities.
In addition, 34 suspicious cases have been recorded.
The analysis of the situation by the Health and National Commissions for Risk Prevention and Emergency Care (CNE) determined that the health alert in force by COVID-19 be raised to yellow alert.
This yellow alert activates thematic operational tables, allows resources to be mobilized interinstitutionally and calls the Emergency Operations Center (COE) twice a day, starting this Monday, March 9 at 7:30 am, on this first occasion, in Presidential House.
“Since January we have been working hand in hand with the Ministry of Health for the inter-institutional coordination of actions for emergency care, in that line today we made the decision to establish the yellow alert, which empowers other coordination mechanisms between vital institutions for the approach of the virus ”said Solís.
In line with the alert issued, the Health hierarchy was emphatic in his recommendation to the population to postpone travel as much as possible, given that they are likely to have setbacks in flights and airports due to the situation experienced internationally.
“Our health system is highly sensitive, which is why it has efficiently detected suspicious and confirmed cases, as well as the appropriate approach to these. However, here it is vital the individual responsibility to protect our most vulnerable population such as those diabetics, heart disease, hypertension, elderly people or those with lung diseases, as well as those patients with cancer or diseases that compromise their immune system, who face with this virus is more severe, ”said the Minister of Health.
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