June 14, 2024

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Private hospitals could reach full capacity in 3 weeks if COVID surge continues: PHAP

MANILA – Private hospitals could reach full capacity within 3 to 4 weeks if the upward trend of COVID-19 cases continues, the president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines said Friday.

The Philippines has been logging around 3,000 new cases daily for the past week, with Thursday’s addition being the highest in a day since September last year.

The total number of coronavirus infections in the country is 607,048, according to latest numbers published by the Department of Health.

PH logs 3,749 new COVID-19 cases, highest since September
The number of active COVID-19 cases is 47,769, which is the highest since October 24 last year, according to monitoring by ABS-CBN Data Analytics Team.

“If we don’t do anything about it, most probably it will follow the trend, maybe in the next 3-4 weeks, if this is not abated, then we will be reaching the full capacity in the next 4 weeks,” PHAP president Dr. Jose Rene De Grano told ANC’s Headstart.

Asked if he believes healthcare workers would have to call a timeout again soon, he said: “Hopefully not, but that can happen. With strict health protocols, we’ll be able to avoid that.”

Curfews and localized lockdowns imposed in several areas in the country, including Metro Manila, would be helpful in a sense that it would “restrict movement for unnecessary things,” he said.

In August last year, President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan back under modified enhanced community quarantine–the second strictest level of restriction–following a plea for “timeout” from health care workers as the number of COVID-19 cases ballooned to about 100,000.