Another hospital out of COVID-19 beds


Another hospital has run out of beds for COVID-19 patients.

The latest institution to report reaching capacity is St Ann's Bay Hospital.

Dr. Tanya Hamilton Johnson, Senior Medical Officer at the hospital, confirmed on Monday that all 36 COVID-19 beds are now occupied.

The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Delroy Morgan, said a special team has been put in place to deal with coronavirus cases at nights.

Cornwall Regional Hospital reported reaching capacity on Sunday.

The University Hospital of  the West Indies is also facing challenges meeting the demand for COVID-19 patient intake.

The hospital, in a releasae Monday night, said because of  the spike in cases and limited bed capacity, medical practitioners and hospitals referring patients to the Mona-based institution should contact it ahead of  time.

The Ministry of Health & Wellness reported that on Sunday there were 267 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the country.

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