Krasnodar, 16 February. The number of new coronavirus cases has of late been falling insignificantly, while the mortality rate has remained approximately at the same level.
The latest figures were as follows: on Saturday – 170 new cases and 17 lethal outcomes; on Sunday – 167 and 17, respectively; on Monday – 163 and 17 cases.
Meanwhile, the regional authorities decided to shut three specialised COVID-19 hospitals. They returned to normal work with patients. The administration’s press service explained that this decision had been taken “due to the improved epidemiological situation in the region.” Thus, now there are 24 hospitals in Krasnodar krai repurposed to treat coronavirus patients. In more detail, this information was announced at a weekly briefing by Yuri Sarychev, Deputy Head of the Department of Public Health Care Management of the regional Ministry of Health Care.
He made it clear that the three hospitals reshaped to treat conventional patients were the Regional Hospital of War Veterans in Krasnodar, the Dermatovenerologic Dispensary No. 2 in Sochi, and the Maternity and Childhood Protection Centre in Sochi.
In January, the total bedspace was about 6,700 cots. By now, it has been cut by nearly 30%.
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