Spread of COVID-19 in Costa RicaCurrent incidence in the week ending 02/01/2023: 74.7 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until February 1st, 2023, a total of 1,186,176 infected people and 9,158 deaths have been reported in Costa Rica.
The total of 1,186,176 infected people currently represents 23.29 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding February 1st, 2023, was 3,805, for a 7-day incidence of 74.7 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, 16 people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.8 percent in Costa Rica.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 12.78 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 20th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 4.61 million people who have received at least one vaccination (90.4 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 2.83 million people (55.6 percent).
4.31 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Costa Rica (= 84.7 percent).
This makes Costa Rica one of the best-supplied countries in the world. The vaccination rate is higher in 28 countries.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||174 cm||160 cm|
|Weight||80.9 kg||71.7 kg|
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|HIV / Aids||0.04%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
|Costa Rica||Ø worldwide|
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Costa Rica, 8.8 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 7 percent.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Costa Rica is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.1 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 5,930 physicians in Costa Rica, there are about 1.15 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 10 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.
Drinking water supplyExplanation of the graph:
Red line: access to water supply via wells or delivered drinking water
Green bars: Permanent access to running and tested drinking water connection
About 81 percent of the population has access to an immediately available, running drinking water supply. At least via springs and wells within a maximum distance of 30 minutes or supplied water, 100 peprcent of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. The population is thus better served than average. In a global comparison, only about 74 percent of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98 percent. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10 percent.