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In St. Petersburg will increase the provision of places in hospitals for patients with COVID-19

The authorities of St. Petersburg will increase the provision of specialized beds for patients with COVID-19 the case of the second wave of the disease in the autumn, the press service of the Governor.

The Governor Alexander Beglov said at the meeting, which was held by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on issues of sanitary-epidemiological situation in the regions and the health sector for the autumn-winter period.

"In connection with the improvement of the epidemiological situation, the load on the hospitals is reduced. Temporary hospitals have stopped receiving patients, beds transferred to the reserve. Redeveloped city and Federal hospitals gradually resume provision of routine care and go into normal operation. But the risks of the return of the coronavirus remain, especially in autumn and winter. So we take all measures to expand the network of health care hospitals, which in case of complication of epidemic situation could be used in the shortest possible time," said Beglov, whose words are reported.

So, in December we will introduce new building of the hospital of veterans of wars to 302 beds. In the Nikolaev hospital is preparing to deploy about 300 of infectious beds. Kolpino built a new building of hospital №33. In the hospital of St. Luke serves 165 infectious beds.

Also reserved 1 thousand infectious beds in the seventh pavilion of the exhibition complex "Lenexpo", where the peak of the epidemic was deployed a temporary hospital for patients with a mild form of coronavirus infection. "Prepared and other pavilions. By autumn, the total number of beds in the infectious pavilions of Lenexpo for patients COVID-19 will be 2449", - noted the city authorities.

In the active phase of the spread of coronavirus in patients with COVID-19 and pneumonia in St. Petersburg was deployed about 12 thousand beds. Now they 9721, while 68% are free.

Authorities say that in St. Petersburg gradually reduced the number of cases of coronavirus infection. As of Wednesday, the day the diagnosis is established in 165 people, recovered 81. The prevalence of infection is 0,78, while the norm of not more than 1. Since March 1 COVID-19 examined more than 1.7 million people.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.