Faced with an increase in COVID-19 cases, Guayaquil will install tents to care for patients who arrive from other locations
The Guayaquil Emergency Operations Committee (COE) explained the reasons for the new measures implemented in the city to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mayor Cynthia Viteri indicated that in view of the increase in cases in the city from tomorrow, medical care tents will be placed as at the beginning of the pandemic and that the availability of beds in the Bicentennial hospital will be increased.
Additionally, restrictive measures will be maintained in spaces such as boardwalks, parks, among others.
The report of the Technical Board of Health of the Municipality detailed an increase between epidemiological weeks 50 to 53 (December 28 to January 3) in suspected cases from 8.6 to 11.51 detected by rapid test.
In addition, Guayaquil went from 0.95 confirmed cases to 1.3 by PCR test, in the same weeks.
Currently, the average number of deaths from COVID-19 is 7 cases per day. In turn, the transmission rate is 1.2 (the number of people that can infect someone infected), added the official at a press conference.
Given the high occupancy in health units in Guayaquil, Viteri said that tents will be placed in strategic places for people who come from other cantons to seek help for respiratory ailments.
The Bicentennial hospital and the nine municipal sanatoriums have oxygen through the pipeline, he added.
Viteri added that they will be supplied with doses of ivermectin, COVID-19 tests and other supplies as part of the actions against the pandemic in the city.
This month the delivery of food kits will resume in vulnerable areas of the city.
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