The Metropolitan Hospital of Santiago (Homs) reported this Wednesday that it enabled 22 Beds additional services to assist people affected by COVID-19.
With the Beds In addition, there are 108 dedicated to these patients in this private sector health center.
The spaces are located on the eighth north floor of the Homs hospital building.
From the health center they assure that with this openness the accessibility of the population to health care improves.
The increase of Beds arises amid a significant increase in hospitalizations recorded in Santiago in the last days.
Of the 108 Beds authorized to care for those infected with the virus at the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago, 67 are busy.
The Dominican Republic this Wednesday registered a new record of contagion by the coronavirus COVID-19, after the health authorities reported 7,439 new cases, while reporting four deaths from the disease, of which one occurred in the last 24 hours.
The monitoring bulletin to virus 664, from the Ministry of Public Health, also records 40,948 cases of the disease currently, 4,198 active cases more than in the report of the previous day. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 476,504 people have been infected in the country and 4,259 have died from the virus.
The daily and accumulated positivity rates also registered an increase, positioning today at 38.71, the daily positivity,% and that of the last weeks at 26.08%, contrary to the lethality which is reduced to 0.89%.
Regarding hospital occupation, the Ministry of Public Health reports that 690 people use the Beds COVID-19 in hospitals, 18 more than in the previous report, and currently representing 31% of the occupation of the total bed arrangement.
Add that 168 Beds ICUs are occupied, eight more than yesterday, translating into 29%. The bulletin details that 130 people are connected to fans, 10 more than this Tuesday, representing 28% of the occupation in that line.
19,271 samples were processed for the detection of the virus for the first time and 12,175 corresponding to the subsequent ones or from patients already affected by the virus. coronavirus, totaling 31,392 tests performed, a record during the pandemic