A total of 56 patients are hospitalized in four medical centers of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), of which 39 are in the covid-19 Specialized Patient Care Center (CEACO), which represents 44 percent of occupation of beds, communicated, this Wednesday July 1, the executive president of the CCSS, doctor Román Macaya Hayes.
The hierarch reported that the second bed area is about to be opened in that center, for which a hiring process will be carried out in sensitive care areas. The amount of personnel to hire would be in tracts and variable to the occupation.
Another 11 patients are located in salons and six in intensive care units at Calderón Guardia hospitals, Mexico, San Juan de Dios, Macaya Hayes explained.
The comorbidities presented by the 56 hospitalized patients are: 26 hypertension, 25 diabetes mellitus, 21 obesity, 18 smoking, 9 dyslipidemia, 4 cancer, 3 asthma and 2 other comorbidities. Regarding the 39 patients in CEACO, 24 are men and 15 women, with an age range of 28 years to 89 years.
To date, CEACO has received 94 admissions, 65 men and 29 women, with an average stay of 12 days, for a total of 610 days of hospital stay.
On the other hand, the First Specialized Medical Intervention Team (PRIME) of that center carried out this June 30, 14 transfers for incidents managed by the Covid-19 Transfer Coordination Center (CCT) -located in the HCG). Eleven patients were admitted to the CEACO and three after the evaluation did not require a transfer.
Since the PRIME team began operations, 142 incidents have been handled and 132 transfers have been made.