17:51 07 Oct 2020

In Kharkiv hospitals, they're running out of beds for COVID-19 patients

There are almost no vacant spots in Kharkiv's supporting hospitals, where over 500 recent cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the past 24 hours.

As Suspilne reported, as of the morning of October 7, in the Kharkiv Regional Infectious Diseases Hospital, they had three vacant spots, and the intensive care units were completely filled.

"In the morning there are 287 patients. We can take three up to 290. The resuscitation department is 100% full, there is no other situation. Stably 12 patients in resuscitation, plus patients in intensive care units based on other departments," said Deputy Director of Infection Hospital Valentina Maslova.

The Kharkiv Regional Specialized Dispensary for Radiation Protection, which was repurposed to treat patients with COVID-19 in June, is already full.

"To date, 110 beds for coronavirus-infected people have been repurposed at the hospital. 121 patients with COVID-19 are being treated at the hospital," Iryna Pyrogova, director of the Chernobyl hospital, told NewsRoom.

According to her, although there are no more free hospital beds, the dispensary does not stop accepting patients with coronavirus.

"As soon as our COVID-19 person recovers and they vacate the bed, we are ready to accept new patients," Pyrogova added.

Kharkiv region is the leader in the level of coronavirus spreading. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 22,136 cases of infection have been recorded, and 387 patients have died.

Over the past 24hrs, a record number of new COVID-19 cases were detected in the region, 685. Of these, 509 are in Kharkiv.

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