COVID-19 Patients Count in Biñan, Laguna Continues to Increase
PATIENTS – Amid the surge in the COVID-19 cases in PH, some patients die at a parking lot of a hospital in Biñan, Laguna.
Several areas in the Philippines now are experiencing an increase in their COVID-19 cases. The country recorded cases of the Delta variant, a variant of concern for its higher transmissibility rate.
To prevent the spread of the Delta variant, the national government agreed to the proposal of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to place Metro Manila under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). It is under the strictest quarantine measure level until August 20.
Aside from Metro Manila, there are several other provinces in the country that are also under ECQ now. The vaccination is ongoing amid the ECQ.
Unfortunately, the increase in the COVID-19 cases is leading to hospitals reaching their full capacity now. Several healthcare institutions have previously announced that they are at full capacity now.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, a hospital in Muntinlupa City has 115% occupancy rate. The companions of the patients are already staying outside the hospital. In Manila Sta. Ana Hospital, they already added tents in the parking lot as the hospital reached full capacity amid the increasing cases.
Currently, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is closing its doors to non-COVID-19 patients. Unfortunately, in Biñan, Laguna, COVID-19 patients die at a parking lot of a hospital.
According to Ospital ng Biñan Medical Director Dr. Melbril Alonte, an average of four (4) deaths are recorded on a daily basis. They have already asked the Department of Health (DOH) for additional healthcare workers.
Currently, PH is still working on its pursuit of population protection. At least 70 million people have to be vaccinated thus the country has to procure more vaccines to reach the target.
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