San Salvador, Sep 13 (EFE) .- El Salvador reports an increase in hospitalizations due to the coronavirus due to the rise in daily cases registered since last June, but the hospital that only treats patients with covid “is not saturated,” he said. this Monday the Minister of Health, Francisco Alabí.
Alabí told journalists that the number of admissions at Hospital El Salvador – in which only patients with coronavirus are treated – has gone from receiving 300 patients a day to more than 600.
“This number of cases (daily) obviously increases the use of hospital areas. The more cases of contagion (daily), there will be a greater amount of income,” he said.
However, he clarified that “it does not mean that Hospital El Salvador is saturated. The hospital continues to provide the necessary care.”
El Salvador reported 324 new coronavirus infections on Sunday and 10 more deaths from the virus, according to official data.
Sunday’s figure is the highest that has been reported since last January in the Central American country and without the infections declining since a rise began in June of this year.
The total number of infections in El Salvador is 98,122, of which 12,632 cases are active and 82,485 people have been discharged.
The total number of infections in El Salvador is 99,701, of which 13,327 cases are active and 83,342 people have been discharged.
Between September 1 and 12, 3,634 cases are reported and the highest figure this month was recorded on Sunday with 324 infections.
This data, so far in 2021, is only exceeded by the 322 infections computed on January 19.
The number of daily infections ranged between 200 and 300 between January and February 12, then the number fell until June 16 when 202 cases were reported.
It was on July 4 that Minister Alabí warned that the country registers an increase in official cases of covid-19.
On the other hand, the death toll adds up to 3,032 with 10 more deaths recorded on Sunday.