New high for Divino Espírito Hospital
The Diario dos Acores reports that the Divino Espírito Hospital (HDES), in Ponta Delgada, revealed that it has 70 patients hospitalized with Covid-19, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic, which is causing a “huge load” on the unit’s services.
“Monday saw 70 Covid patients hospitalized in our wards and this is the largest number of ‘Covid’ patients we have had so far, in hospitalization. They are spread over four wards”, said the HDES communication office.
The Board of Directors of the largest hospital in the Region emphasizes that “it is monitoring the evolution of the situation daily”, admitting that it is “undeniable” that Covid-19 “is having a huge load” on the unit’s services.
“The moment capacity is sufficient. In the future, the necessary and appropriate measures will be taken in view of the number of hospitalizations that arise”, says the HDES.
The Ponta Delgada hospital also advances that the number of emergency room occurrences “has also broken records” due to Covid-19 and “all kinds of pathologies”.
“HDES is living an exceptional time, even when we talk about this pandemic”, stresses the Hospital Administration.
On Thursday, the HDES announced the suspension of visits to inpatients due to the increase in the number of cases on the island of São Miguel.
On Friday, in the last weekly update of the epidemiological situation, the Regional Health Authority indicated that in the Azores there were 24 people hospitalized with covid-19: 14 patients in Ponta Delgada, three in Horta and seven in Angra do Heroísmo. in palliative care.