Occupation of ICU in Cali was reduced to 94%: Secretary of Health

Enero 16, 2021 – 12:00 p. m.
2021-01-16 By:

Newsroom of El País

The occupancy of the Intensive Care Units in Cali, which reached 97.5% this week, fell in the last hours.

The secretary of Health of the city, Miyerlandi Torres, assured this Saturday that the figure decreased to 94%.

However, he accepted that the figure, despite being positive, “is not significant.”

60% of the beds are occupied by confirmed or suspected covid-19 patients, while the remaining 34% have other pathologies.

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The reduction in ICU occupancy is due to several factors such as “the expansion of beds, the increase in intermediate care beds and the de-escalation of patients who have already overcome the critical condition to low and medium complexity,” said the official.

The capital of Valle del Cauca went from having 829 to 841 (12 more), explained the Secretary of Health.

Cali decreed a continuous curfew and dry law during this weekend (from Friday at 7:00 a.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m.) in order to reduce the spread of covid-19.

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Figures from the Departmental Health Secretariat indicate that Cali has registered 105,574 since the arrival of the pandemic in the country, in March 2020.

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