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Tue May 11, 2021, 11:39 PM

Hospitals in tourist-haven Costa Rica in 'serious' phase as Covid-19 cases surge

Hospitals in the Central American nation of Costa Rica are running out of space for COVID-19 patients amid a new wave of infections, the president of the national doctors' union said on Tuesday.

The sharp rise in coronavirus infections has led to calls for a fresh lockdown by doctors, potentially dealing another blow to businesses, especially in the tourism sector, which were hoping for an influx of American and European tourists.

Costa Rica on Tuesday reported 26 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths, the largest reported daily toll since the pandemic started.

Edwin Solano, president of the national doctors' union, urged the country's leaders to pay heed to the dire situation on the ground as hospitals run out of space in intensive care units.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/hospitals-tourist-haven-costa-rica-serious-phase-covid-19-cases-surge-2021-05-12/

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LakeArenal May 12 #1

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Wed May 12, 2021, 12:53 AM

1. We will be getting our vaccines here tomorrow.

Anyone over 58.

We thought wed have to wait forever. Yay.

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