At present, 68% of the COVID-19 beds in the city hospitals are vacant.
The number of beds reserved for COVID-19 patients in St. Petersburg is to be increased, St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov said during the meeting held by RF President Vladimir Putin, a spokesperson for the St. Petersburg government told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
During the peak of the pandemic, the city had 11,970 beds ready for COVID-19 patients and patients with pneumonia. At present, 68% of them are vacant.
According to Alexander Beglov, the hospitals in St. Petersburg are now having fewer COVID-19 patients and less workload. The clinics that were converted to treat COVID-19 are now getting back to their normal profile.
However, there remains a risk of a new outbreak in autumn and winter, so St. Petersburg is increasing the number of hospitals that can be mobilized at a short notice should the need arise.
By the end of 2020, nine clinics are to be built in St. Petersburg at the expense of the budget, and four more clinics are to be built by investors.
The most recent statistics show 165 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel