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Junta activates plan to increase hospital bed numbers in the fight against Covid-19

Public hospitals across the region will boost their capacity to 15,200 conventional beds and 2,600 ICU beds.
Public hospitals across the region will boost their capacity to 15,200 conventional beds and 2,600 ICU beds. / SUR
  • Juanma Moreno, the president of the regional government, said that the "force" of the third wave was "sending the curve vertical"

The president of the regional government, Juanma Moreno, announced this Tuesday that Andalucía is to reactivate the 'Plan 4,500' to increase hospital bed numbers and offer "more than 15,200 conventional beds and 2,600 in the ICU" to deal with the increase in hospitalisations for Covid-19.

Andalucía would increase its hospital capacity from just over 12,000 conventional beds and 1,200 intensive care beds to a total of 15,200 conventional beds and 2,600 ICU beds.

Moreno made the announcement on social media saying that the "force" of the third wave was "sending the curve vertical". However, he added: "We are preparing for it.”