PH now has 75 COVID-19 referral hospitals that can take in 3,194 patients | Inquirer News

PH now has 75 COVID-19 referral hospitals that can take in 3,194 patients

/ 11:26 PM April 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has now designated 75 COVID-19 referral hospitals that can house a total of 3,194 patients, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a virtual press briefing on Monday.

Before this, the DOH had only designated three COVID-19 hospitals —  the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City, and Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium in Caloocan City.

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According to the President’s third weekly report to Congress on the government’s COVID-19 response, the breakdown of the number of hospital beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients in public and private hospitals are as follows:

  • National Capital Region – 2,031 beds
  • Luzon – 544 beds
  • Visayas – 370 beds
  • Mindanao – 249 beds

The country also now has temporary treatment and monitoring facilities with 4,413 beds, Vergeire went on.

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Health Secretary Francisco Duque III had also visited two passenger ships that would be used as quarantine facilities for repatriated overseas Filipino workers, Vergeire added.

The two ships can accommodate a total of 1,100 individuals, she said.

To date, the DOH has so far confirmed 4,932 COVID-19 cases in the country, of whom 315 have died and 242 have recovered.

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