First death by COVID-19 in Guanacaste was an 80-year-old man from Alajuela

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An 80-year-old foreigner, resident of Alajuela, died this Sunday from COVID-19 at the Enrique Baltodano Briceño hospital in Liberia, according to the Ministry of Health.

This is the seventh person who dies from the virus in Costa Rica and the first reported in a Guanacaste health center.

The patient was diagnosed with the virus on May 9th, day in which he entered the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Liberia’s hospital. He died a day later

According to the Ministry, the patient also suffered from high blood pressure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These preconditions made him an at-risk patient.

Guanacaste currently registers 34 cases, 13 of which have already recovered. Today 8 new cases were reported in the province: six in La Cruz, one in Bagaces, and one in Cañas. TAll new cases in La Cruz are carrier drivers who had been tested at the northern border, this information was confirmed to La Voz de Guanacaste by the Press Department of the Ministry of Health.

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