Hospital occupancy due to COVID-19 drops to less than 20% in Baja California

Authorities analyze the reconversion of hospitals that treat patients with coronavirus to mixed ones.

Photo by: Hospital General de Tijuana

During his daily report, the head of the Secretariat of Health, Alonso Perez Rico, informed about the COVID-19 trends observed in Baja California, which appear to be favorable.

Such is the case of hospital occupancy which this Tuesday is 18.66%, while a month ago it was 58.08%. According to what was presented, the institutions that attend patients with coronavirus have in general 773 beds available and 212 ventilators.

As of the morning of February 23, 140 patients had been hospitalized for COVID-19, and 66 more were in need of a ventilator.

And although there is a plateau now, we will try to have less than 10% hospital occupancy, "and then we are talking about returning to normality", mentioned Perez Rico.

The Secretary also commented that they are already analyzing the beginning of the reconversion to mixed hospitals, being the General Hospital of Tijuana the first one to be transformed.

"The General Hospital of Tijuana starts the reconversion to become mixed, we are precisely renovating the hospital, attending to the processes that eventually we are going to return to normality, and the first steps are the big hospitals, which are going to become mixed practically all of them", he commented.

It is worth mentioning that the number of active cases of coronavirus also continues to fall in the state, totaling 453 as of Tuesday, with Tijuana accumulating 165 of these, Mexicali 125, Ensenada 78, San Quintin 45, Rosarito 20, Tecate 11 and San Felipe nine.

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