Baja California registers 266 hospital patients for COVID-19

The state has now nearly 50% hospital occupancy, according to the Secretary of Health

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The head of the Health Department of Baja California, Alonso Pérez Rico, mentioned this Thursday that although the active COVID-19 cases have decreased in the last days, which add up to today 277, the percentage of hospital occupation "goes up between one and two percent per day".

This is due to the fact that the people who are arriving already come with the advanced disease and stay hospitalized, counting at the moment with 266 patients in this condition.

Thus, the registered hospital occupancy as of November 19 is 45.98%, with only 169 ventilators and 425 beds available. While intubated Baja Californians total 127.

Also, according to Dr. Pérez Rico, 88 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the region, which were located in each of the municipalities as follows: 34 in Mexicali, 31 in Tijuana, ten in San Quintín, seven in Tecate, three in Ensenada, two in San Felipe and one in Rosarito.

With this, Baja California registers a total of 23 thousand 786 accumulated positive cases, while in the last 24 hours there were also 16 deaths due to COVID-19, of which ten were Tijuana residents, three were Tecate residents, two were Mexicali residents and one was from Ensenada. This brings the total number of deaths from the new coronavirus to 4 thousand and 77.

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