By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Costa Rica Health Ministry reports a decrease in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and mortality during the week October 17 to 23.

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Last week, officials reported 4,614 cases of COVID-19, while the week prior (October 10 to 16), saw 6,817 cases. This represents a decrease of 32.3% from week to week, with an average of 659 cases per day.

Concerning fatalities, the week of October 17 to 23, 142 deaths were added, while, from October 10 to 16, 178 deaths were counted, this represents a decrease of 20.2% in mortality from one week to the next and gives us a daily average of 20 people who lose their lives related to the COVID-19 disease.

Lastly, Costa Rican officials reported 853 hospitalizations last week, down from 1,084 the week prior–a decrease of 21.3% in total hospitalizations.