BALANGA CITY — Hospitals and quarantine facilities in this province have still available spaces but are fast filling up due to the renewed rise in the number of cases of the coronavirus disease starting last week, Gov. Albert Garcia announced Tuesday.
The governor said that based on data provided by the Bataan Online Dashboard, 65.85 percent of beds of public hospitals and 60.3 percent of private hospitals were occupied as of Tuesday.
Quarantine facilities with total bed capacity of 1,495 have 96 beds already filled up.
At the 1Bataan Central Quarantine and Isolation Facility, four of its 55 beds and 41 of its 76-bed isolation areas are already occupied.
The provincial health office said that there are seven public hospitals and eight privately-owned ones operating in Bataan, six of which admit Covid–19 patients.
The six are the government-run Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center, Mariveles District Hospital and Dinalupihan District Hospital, and privately-owned Centro Medico De Santismo Rosario, Bataan St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center and Bataan Doctors’ Hospital and Medical Center.
BGHMC and the three private hospitals are located in Balanga City.
The governor said there are still enough beds in hospitals and isolation facilities but if the increasing number of Covid–19 cases are not checked, the province may run out of available hospital and quarantine spaces.
“Let us all strictly adhere to the health and safety protocols of government to prevent the spread of the virus in the communities and be able to safely perform our work under the new normal,” Garcia said.
Meanwhile, the provincial health office on Wednesday announced that as of Tuesday, Bataan logged one more death from the coronavirus disease, registering one casualty daily for seven days straight since Wednesday last week.
A 54-year–old man from Pilar became the 7th fatality this week and the 101st in the total record of deaths from the virus.
PHO said the number of confirmed Covid–19 cases ballooned to 4,269 with 266 active ones after the addition of 46 new infections, the highest number of new positive cases recorded daily since January 1, 2021.
Total recoveries reached 3,902 after 10 newly-recovered were registered.
PHO reported that 6,783 medical frontliners have so far been vaccinated from 10,805 vaccine doses received from the national government.