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The Costa Rica Ministry of Health report a slight increase in COVID-19 cases (1.8%) the week ending December 18 compared to the week ending Dec. 11.

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At the same time, health authorities have reported a 15.2% decrease in hospitalizations and a 61% drop in fatalities week over week.

On Friday, The Costa Rican Institute for Research and Teaching in Nutrition and Health (INCIENSA) today identified three new cases of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 in our country, reaching a total of four cases nationwide. None of the three new cases is related to the minor who became Ómicron’s first find in Costa Rica.

The new cases are a foreigner with a history of travel to Africa and two Costa Ricans with a history of travel to the United States and Europe. All the people are stable and have not required hospitalization.