Covid-19 in Ukraine: Hospital beds full by almost 50 percent, - Healthcare Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

The overall number of available beds for coronavirus patients currently makes 55,886
14:21, 27 November 2020

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As of November 27, hospital beds are full by almost 50 percent in Ukraine - as long as it comes to people hospitalized with Covid-19. Maksym Stepanov, the Healthcare Minister said so at a briefing.

According to the official, the overall number of available beds for coronavirus patients currently makes 55,886. 

Press office of the Ministry claimed that the worst situations are observed in Poltava (71.3 percent of beds occupied), Mykolaiv (64.6), Chernihiv (63.5), Zaporizhia (62.4) and Volyn regions (62.4). In Kyiv, this figure equals 54.4 percent of beds. 

Related: Covid-19 in Ukraine: 16,218 new cases over 24 hours

Least of the hospital beds are occupied in Kherson (18.9), Luhansk (26.8), Ternopil (38.4), Zhytomyr (43.3) and Sumy (44.4 percent) regions. 

The implemented weekend quarantine was not effective and did not live up to expectations of reducing the number of new Covid-19 cases.

This was announced by Head of the State Food and Consumer Service Oleh Ruban, Ukraine 24 TV channel reports.

According to him, the weekend quarantine did not give an effective result in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce a total lockdown in Ukraine in the near future.

"This should be the only solution across the entire country. It is necessary to introduce a lockdown across the country in the coming weeks. Weekend quarantine has not shown results in terms of effectiveness," Ruban said.

Related: Introduction of total lockdown can reduce Covid-19 incidence to zero, - official

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