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Costa Rica reports new peak in daily COVID-19 cases

19 Sep 2020, 13:18 GMT+10

SAN JOSE, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Costa Rican Ministry of Health on Friday reported 1,556 new COVID-19 infections, a new peak in the country's daily COVID-19 cases.

Of all the new cases, 233 were determined through contact tracing, while 1,323 were confirmed by laboratory tests.

The country has so far reported a total of 62,374 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 623 patients remaining hospitalized, 245 in intensive care units.

On Friday, authorities also announced 20 more deaths, bringing the death toll to 686.

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