SAN JUAN – Dr. Víctor Ramos, president of the College of Surgeons of Puerto Rico, expressed his concern on Thursday about the level of occupancy of beds in intensive areas in hospitals.
“The main concern continues to be the number of beds in intensive care. We have enough general beds, (but) we have higher intensive than usual. And that’s when we could have problems, “said Ramos in an interview on Pegaos en la Mañana on Radio Isla, with Luis Penchi.
Ramos said that Covid-19 cases have increased in Puerto Rico. He indicated that the majority of intensive care patients have Covid-19.
The Health Department reported one death from COVID-19 in Thursday’s report, while 705 confirmed cases and 508 additional probable cases were recorded.
There are 425 people hospitalized, nine fewer than on Wednesday. In intensive there are 63 patients, three of them pediatric and 39 people on a ventilator, one of them a minor.
In total, there are 814 people reported killed by Covid-19, one more than in Wednesday’s report.