By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

According to the Costa Rica Ministry of Health, during the week ending July 17, 9,189 cases of COVID-19 were reported, a slight decrease from the week prior.

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However, concerning deaths the week of July 4 to 10, 83 deaths were reported, while from July 11 to 17,  94 deaths were added, which gives  a daily average of 13 people who lose their lives related to COVID-19 disease, representing a 12% increase in the last week.

Health officials also reported that Inciensa detected the first 16 cases of the Delta variant in the national territory– 12 Costa Ricans and four foreigners. A total of eleven cases correspond to women aged between 16 and 64 years and five men aged between 21 and 34 years.

Patients were identified between epidemiological weeks 24 (June 13-19) and 27 (July 4-10). Seven people are recovered, nine are still in the process of recovering from the virus. None of the people have required hospitalization, nor have they died. Fever, cough and headache are the symptoms that have presented the most.

Of the 16 positive for Delta, three patients were vaccinated: two with Pfizer and one with Johnson and Johnson. Those vaccinated with Pfizer had already exceeded 14 days after immunization, while the person vaccinated with Johnson and Johnson counted 10 days after their immunization.