Health October 30, 2021 | 10:42 am

Public hospitals approaching 90% bed occupancy rate

The outbreak of Covid-19 triggered the demand for beds.

Santo Domingo, DR

Public hospitals have a higher concentration of Covid patients in Greater Santo Domingo, La Vega, Duarte, Puerto Plata, and Santiago. The main centers have up to 90% of the beds occupied.

The demand for beds for Covid patients continues to increase. As of yesterday, there were 626 people hospitalized; 255 patients in Intensive Care Units equivalent to 43% of the occupied beds and 169 connected to ventilators, for 34%.

In Greater Santo Domingo, many patients are in the Francisco Moscoso Puello hospital, with 48% of the occupied beds and 70% of the Intensive Care Units. On the other hand, the Félix María Goico Hospital has 57% of the occupied beds and the same number of ICU patients.

Marcelino Vélez Santana Hospital has 78% of the beds in use and 89% of the Intensive Care beds with delicate patients.

Rodolfo de la Cruz Lara hospital has only 19% of Covid beds and 40% of ICU beds full.

Cecanot has 25% of the Intensive Care Unit beds available, and Ciudad Sanitaria has 100% Covid beds and ICU beds.

In Santiago, the Public Network has a higher occupancy of Covid patients in Arturo Grullón hospitals with 50%, with zero patients in intensive care units.

At the José María Cabral y Báez hospital, 90% of the beds are full and 71% of the ICUs are occupied. At Presidente Rafael Estrella Ureña hospital, 80% of the beds for patients affected with coronavirus are occupied and 100% of the ICUs. The hospital of San José de las Matas has 25% of hospitalizations, as does Yrene Fernández.

The Duarte province only shows Covid admissions at the Guiza Care and Intensive Care Center, with 25% occupancy and 78% ICU.

In Puerto Plata, Covid patient occupancy is centered in the Gregorio Luperón hospital, with 50% of beds in use; the Ricardo Limardo hospital, with 45% in standard beds and 100% of the ICUs full. In the Pablo Morrobel Jiménez hospital, 25% of the Covid beds are in use.

In La Vega, the Luis Morillo King hospital has 53% of the beds occupied and 44% of the Intensive Care Units. On the other hand, the Octavia Gautier de Vidal hospital has 100% Covid beds full of patients.

879 new cases
The Ministry of Public Health notified yesterday another two deaths due to coronavirus and 879 new cases, after processing 11,238 samples, according to bulletin number 589, in a week in which positivity passed 19%.

From Friday 22nd to Friday 29th, 26 deaths and 5,493 new coronavirus cases were reported, with an increase in the number of patients with serious illnesses.

Of the two deaths reported yesterday, neither occurred in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, daily positivity stands at 11.79%.

Relevant figures
Yesterday there were 626 people hospitalized by Covid, for 28%; in Intensive Care Units, there are 255 delicate patients, for 43% of the occupied beds and 169 connected to ventilators, for 34%.

Main centers of contagion
The highest number of infections are registered in Santo Domingo 140 cases; in the National District 107; in Santiago 84; in Valverde 72; in Puerto Plata 51, in Dajabón 46 and Espaillat 41.

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October 30, 2021 12:38 pm

If these figures are real then the vaccination drive is a disaster…more vaccinations more covid cases…nuts!!!

Last edited 2 years ago by alfredo
October 30, 2021 3:09 pm

Just so you understand, almost all patients with COVID-19 in hospitals are unvaccinated. There are exceptions, of course, but that is what they are, exceptions.

Alberto J Sanchez
October 30, 2021 4:29 pm
Reply to  onionfish

Sure, Whatever you say. I say that the Vaccine is total bullshit.

October 30, 2021 5:25 pm
Reply to  onionfish

Did you read the article, because nowhere does it say that…maybe you have some insider information…are you not aware that vaccinated folks can get infected and also spread the virus flu…but of course the powers that be keep mum about that…it messes up their narrative…

Last edited 2 years ago by alfredo
Johnny Doe
October 30, 2021 6:14 pm
Reply to  onionfish

You are a liar or just very uninformed. All over the globe reports are coming in that cases of infected are at or exceeding 70% FULLY VACCINATED. You can’t keep up these lies. Too many people have been injected to even try. This virus cannot be stopped. It never could and it never will. No measure taken will stop the Corona Virus. It’s a FAMILY OF VIRUSES because of the rate of mutation. We will no longer live in tyranny over this BS. If you want to, have at it!!!!!

Johnny Doe
October 30, 2021 6:12 pm

This article is a massive lie. The actual published article in Listín Diario speaks of 90% Covid-Only beds. And those beds have been reduced over time. It’s another scare tactic on a VERY AGING SCAMDEMIC!!!!!

October 31, 2021 8:33 am

Many people have not been vaccinated. That is a choice you make. That makes your chances of becoming severely sick more likely. There are break through cases, but still the vaccine has worked. I am talking about Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and Moderna when I say they have worked. From what was reported previously in the news Dominican Republic different vaccines were available to the people.

Johnny Doe
November 1, 2021 12:30 am
Reply to  Aly

Worked? The vaccines have worked? The most vaccinated countries on Earth are seeing the highest amount of sickness. The areas with the lowest rate of vaccinations are seeing the lowest amount of sick. So what does the ACTUAL SCIENCE tell us? And I’m not talking about your propaganda TV, MSM, and censored Google searches. Hard evidence is pointing to a massive failure the likes of which no other vaccine in history has seen.

October 31, 2021 9:28 am

It would be helpful to know the vaccination percentage of those hospitalized but that is something the governments of all countries are desperately trying to hide. Maybe it’s the money trail or maybe they have no other option until the Covid pill is available.
this too is Big money for the politicians and Big Pharma but we really need vaccine data that’s truthful to make informed decisions. The number of vaccinated in the US hospitalized is rising everyday but still no real data as the FDA does not want it reported.
so until main stream media decides to report the real news we are at their mercy so far even in the DR.

October 31, 2021 8:00 pm

The best health advise is to get extremely healthy and exercise like a runner IF YOU CAN. That’s better than any clot shot.

peter harrison
November 3, 2021 4:35 pm
Reply to  Sukno

Hola Amigos; Just for the record here in British Columbia where we have public health care and reliable information not censored or beholden to any pharmaseutical company. 90% of covid hospital patients are UNVACCINATED. You figure it out!