As reported by the Ministry of Public Health, various intensive care units for Covid-19 patients in Ecuador are nearly full.
The situation derives from a rise in respiratory disease cases across the nation, with a capacity of 95 percent for special and intensive care units.
In the case of Quito, the capital, and the epicenter of the pandemic for months, there are also hospitals where a patient waiting list already exists, such as the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute of the South, where, according to Danilo Calderon,
the manager, 15 people are waiting for an intensive care bed. According to the information, rooms are also almost full in Guayaquil, the second city with the largest population in the country, just like other locations.
The worry of government officials and health care centers is that, despite the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the disease, there will be a rise in cases in the first days of January as a result of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
In the face of this crisis, demands for drastic steps such as the compulsory use of masks, regular hand washing and physical distancing continue to be taken by the population.
Since the first case was registered in Ecuador last February 29th, and until last Tuesday, 210,236 individuals have been confirmed with the disease by results of a PCR test.
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