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COVID-19 patients in Costa Rica without vaccination need extra days to enter

SAN JOSE, Jan 31 (Prinsa Latina) Unvaccinated Covid-19 patients need nearly twice as many vaccinated hospital days, Susana Lopez, Head of Health Statistics Subregion at the Costa Rica Social Security Fund (CCSS) revealed today.).

Lopez said those who had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 required an average hospital stay of 23.9 days to recover, while those who had already received at least one dose or had a full schedule needed 15.2 days and 12.7 days, respectively.

The CCSS official – responsible for public health in Costa Rica – reported that the CCSS Health Statistics District conducted an analysis of hospitalized cases on the 26th day in the institution’s health facilities.

Lopez noted that for the purposes of this study, they considered an incomplete regimen (partial immunity) equal to or greater than 15 days from the date of the first dose and up to 14 days or less after the second dose was applied.

And he continued: Meanwhile, the full scheme (full immunization) is equal to or greater than 15 days after the date of the second dose.

He explained that the analysis of the past 26th day included information on 646 patients in the hospital, of whom 149 were not vaccinated, 44 with an incomplete schedule and 453 with a complete vaccination schedule against Covid-19 caused by the Corona virus SARS-CoV-2.

He noted that high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking and asthma were common risk factors in those who required hospitalization for Covid-19, but – he added – many unimmunized patients or with an incomplete schema did not present any diseases. Another essential of the disease.

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The study of behavior by age shows that people who are admitted to hospitals in intensive care units and who have not been vaccinated are divided into different age groups; He noted that in the case of people with a full schema they are between 60 and 80 years old.

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