translated from Spanish: CDMX added 38% more beds for COVID patients; occupation follows 88% in ZMVM

In the last 28 days, Mexico City has increased its hospital capacity for COVID patients by 38%, from 5 thousand 492 beds to 7 thousand 570, an increase of 2 thousand 78 beds.
The general hospitalization area has had the greatest increase from 4 thousand 21 to 5 thousand 697 beds, that is, 42% more.
While fan beds went from a thousand 471 to a thousand 873 (402 more beds), representing 27% more.
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In press videoconference, CDMX head of government Claudia Sheinbaum said they expect to add another 300 beds among all health institutions by the end of January.
Please note that the bed increase has been given from 15 December until 12 January.
Sheinbaum added that until tuesday hospital occupation in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico (ZMVM) remains 88% and said that the increase in beds in the capital has allowed this percentage not to reach the highest levels.
The goal for ZMVM is to have a total of 10,500 beds in the following week so that no patient runs out of care.
In the CDMX the occupancy rate, according to the data updated as of January 10, is 89%.
Next Friday, the head of government will publicize the strategies and measures to be taken for the next week.
«The increase in beds is not only infrastructure but also medicines and health personnel, which has allowed us to ensure the most serious patient care,» he said.
According to the head of government, some of the hospitals where capacity is expanded are the Hospital de Tláhuac and the General Hospital of the Villa.
He assured that his government has continued to work to ensure health care and again invited citizens to respect the measures set out in red light as the city remains in a critical situation.
Since the pandemic began to date, CDMX has totaled 368,957 cumulative confirmed cases and 23,612 COVID deaths.
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