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ICU beds in Olongapo City now fully occupied due to virus surge

/ 07:33 PM September 07, 2021
All of the seven intensive care unit beds in Olongapo City located at the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital, which is a major COVID-19 facility, have already been occupied as of Tuesday, Sept. 7 (Photo courtesy of Olongapo City Information Center) icu

All of the seven intensive care unit beds in Olongapo City located at the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital, which is a major COVID-19 facility, have already been occupied as of Tuesday, Sept. 7 (Photo courtesy of Olongapo City Information Center)

OLONGAPO CITY—All of the intensive care unit beds here have been occupied due to the rising number of COVID-19 patients being treated in the city’s major COVID-19 facility, according to the Department of Health on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The seven ICU beds in the city are located at James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital, which has a 75-percent bed occupancy rate in general.

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Only 21 of 81 beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients at the hospital remained vacant, prompting the DOH to classify it as within the high-risk level.

All of the hospital’s 20 ward beds for COVID-19 patients were also fully occupied, the same DOH data showed.

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So far, the city has 684 active cases out of the 4,206 infections registered since last year.

Its death toll stood at 214 with one new fatality on Monday.

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For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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