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Hospitals suspending elective procedures to increase capacity of Covid wards

By: J.S., STA

The majority of Slovenian hospitals will suspend all elective procedures as they move to increase the capacity of overflowing Covid-19 wards, it was agreed at a meeting featuring hospital directors and the Health Ministry, which came in the midst of a rapidly surging wave of infections.

The number of beds for Covid patients at intensive care units will rise to 182 by tomorrow, and the number of non-ICU beds will rise from 479 to to 590. Robert Carotta, the national coordinator for Covid hospital wards, said that the number of patients has recently been growing at the fastest pace since the start of the pandemic.

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