The authorities of St. Petersburg will increase the reserve of specialized beds for patients with COVID-19 in case of a second wave of illness in the fall. This was announced on Wednesday, July 29, by the governor of the city, Alexander Beglov.
According to him, at present, the load on hospitals is decreasing, so temporary hospitals have suspended admission of patients, the bed capacity has been transferred to a reserve. “But the risks of a return of the coronavirus remain, especially in the autumn-winter period. Therefore, we are taking all measures to expand the network of medical hospitals, which, in the event of a complication of the epidemic situation, can be used as soon as possible, ”the governor’s words are quoted on the website of the St. Petersburg administration.
According to Beglov, a new building of the hospital for war veterans with 302 beds will be put into operation in December. The Nikolaev hospital is preparing to deploy about 300 infectious beds. A new building of the hospital №33 is under construction in Kolpino. At St. Luke’s hospital, 165 infectious beds are being prepared.
1 thousand infectious diseases beds are reserved in the seventh pavilion of the Lenexpo exhibition complex.
In the spring, during the active phase of the spread of coronavirus, about 12 thousand beds were deployed in St. Petersburg for patients with COVID-19 and pneumonia. Now there are 9721 of them, 68% are free.
According to the stopkoronavirus.ru portal, today in Russia the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection is 828 990, 13 673 people have died as a result of infection, 620 333 patients have recovered.