4 weeks Most areas under MGCQ due to sufficient hospital bed capacity for COVID-19 MB
By Genalyn Kabiling Several places in the country have been placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) partly due to the sufficient hospital bed capacity, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque(RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the country has so far has 13,597 hospital beds dedicated for coronavirus patients and 2,009 mechanical ventilators. Of the total bed capacity for COVID-19 patients, Roque said 4,740 hospital beds or 34.9 percent are occupied.  At least 451 mechanical ventilators or 22.41 percent of the available ventilators are in use. “We have 1,911 hospitals. Total beds devoted ... more