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2 Olongapo hospitals fully occupied with COVID-19 patients

OLONGAPO CITY––Two of the four hospitals in this city were already classified under critical level after reaching capacity, data from the Department of Health showed Wednesday, Sept. 15.

The 20 beds for COVID-19 patients in St. Jude Medical Center and Zambales Medical Mission Group Coop Hospital have been occupied to date.

Only the Mother & Child General Hospital and the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital (JMLGMH), the main COVID-19 facility in Olongapo, have available beds.

But based on the DOH tracker, only one COVID-19 bed is available at the Mother & Child General Hospital, while 19 were still vacant at the JMLGMH.

The city has a combined 81.3-percent COVID-19 bed occupancy rate, although all intensive care unit beds here were also fully occupied.

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