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Limpopo health dept concerned about bed capacity as COVID cases mount

In the last 24-hour cycle, the province has recorded 1,653 positive cases.

FILE: Limpopo has so far recorded over 647 deaths. Picture: pexels.com

JOHANNESBURG - The Limpopo Department of Health has on Friday started finding means to increase bed capacity as some hospitals are unable to admit more COVID-19 patients.

In the last 24-hour cycle, the province recorded 1,653 positive cases.

Limpopo has so far recorded over 647 deaths.

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The provincial health department has raised concern about the increasing number of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the second wave of infections and has now decided to increase beds.

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Health MEC Phopi Ramathuba said: “If private facilities can also be empowered and get more beds for their patients, then they will alleviate the workload.”

Private hospitals have started increasing their beds while the Tzaneen Mediclinic is now re-purposing some wards to accommodate patients.

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