Thu. May 13th, 2021
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Data from the Department of Health (DOH) show that six out of the 149 hospitals in Metro Manila have been placed classified as under “critical level” in terms of bed capacity as of December 30, 2020 for patients afflicted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Two of the hospitals under “critical” level have already reached 100-percent bed occupancy, namely Bernardino General Hospital in Quezon City and Mary Chiles General Hospital Inc. in Manila.

So far, however, the overall bed occupancy rate for the whole of Metro Manila is still in the “safe” zone or 32.8 percent with 2,342 out of the 7,135 total beds occupied.  

Under the DOH’s classification levels, hospitals that have reached more than 85 percent of its bed occupancy for Covid-19 patients are classified under the critical level.

Furthermore, hospitals under high risk are those with 70-percent bed occupancy for Covid-19 patients are classified as “high risk,” while those with 60- to 70-percent bed capacity are classified as “moderate.”Hospitals that have an occupancy rate of 60 percent for Covid-19 patients are classified as “safe.” SOVEREIGNPH

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