Metro Manila at 65% ICU bed capacity, DOH says

Christian Deiparine ( – March 15, 2021 – 8:40pm MANILA, Philippines — Bed capacity of Intensive Care Units in Metro Manila has reached “moderate risk,” the health department said Monday as it sought to remind the public to be on guard amid a surge in cases already ongoing in the country. Dr. Beverly Ho who led the DOH briefing this morning said 65% of ICU beds in the capital region are already occupied, with the Health Care Utilization Rate (HCUR) at 49% and 38% of mechanical ventilators in use. Figures from the agency’s COVID-19 tracker showed that 7,779 beds are allocated for CO…

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