San Jose, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) - The Costa Rican Health authorities confirmed Friday one new death from A/H1N1 influenza, raising the country's death toll to 29, the highest in Central America.
The patient, a 49-year-old rural woman, died Tuesday of a lung infection. The health authorities are also investigating Monday's death of a 26-year-old man.
Costa Rica has reported a total of 856 H1N1 patients, including President Oscar Arias. Among them, 91 have been hospitalized.
Arias remains isolated at home. "The epidemic does not discriminate. I am subject to the same recommendations the health authorities have for all the people," he said in a statement.