Some hospitals in Metro Manila reached full capacity again due to the uptrend in cases of Covid-19.
Dr. Benjamin Campomanes, chief medical officer of St. Luke’s Medical Center, said in a phone interview with Teleradyo that the hospital had run out of rooms for new admissions.
“Yesterday ng hapon, we already posted sa mga E.R. namin na we’re already completely full, in fact ngayon, in Global City, 33 ang naghihintay for Covid room,” he said.
Campomanes advised the people to make a phone call to the hospital before seeking admission.
“As of now, naghihintay ng madi-discharge pero hindi naman namin masabi agad kung ma-empty, so talagang negative na kami,” he explained.
On Sunday, the Philippines confirmed 4,899 new Covid-19 cases, increasing the total active cases to 48,158.
Campomanes said the number of cases in recent days was just like in August last year.
Makati hospitals have also been pushed to the limit as cases of Covid-19 spiked in the city.
“As early as last week, 100% na ang bed occupancy namin,” Mayor Abigail Binay said.
Makati City has recorded 842 active cases. Hannah Beatrisse Oledan