<p>By Alvaro Murillo</p> <p>SAN JOSE, April 24 (Reuters) – Costa Rica on Saturday registered 1,830 new COVID-19 infections, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, with space for the most critical patients at public hospitals nearly full, health authorities said.</p> <p>There have been 238,760 cases and 3,143 deaths from COVID-19 in the Central American country of 5 million people, slot online jackpot terbesar whose tourism-driven economy has been hit by the pandemic’s toll on global travel.</p> <p>”We are living through the darkest health moment of Costa Rica in modern times,” Health Minister Daniel Salas said in a televised address to the nation.</p> <p>He added that the 125 beds in intensive care units allocated for severe COVID-19 cases are 94% full, and said the remaining space could be filled in the coming days.</p> <p>Salas said cars could no longer be on the road from 9 p.m.
to 5 a.m. as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but authorities would not impose a stricter lockdown to avoid hurting the economy.</p> <p>”We have to take into account that people need to work,” Salas said, noting that government resources to disburse financial aid were depleted last year.</p> <p>(Reporting by Alvaro Murillo, Editing by Daina Beth Solomon and Dan Grebler)</p></div>
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Costa Rica hits new daily record of COVID-19 infections
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