ICU beds full at Port Elizabeth public hospitals as Covid-19 cases surge

11 November 2020 - 10:36 By Nomazima Nkosi and Zipo-zenkosi Ncokazi
Motorists queue in Worraker Street, Newton Park, PE, to be tested for Covid-19 by Ampath.
Motorists queue in Worraker Street, Newton Park, PE, to be tested for Covid-19 by Ampath.
Image: EUGENE COETZEE

Nelson Mandela Bay’s public hospitals have run out of intensive care unit (ICU) beds as the number of Covid-19 cases continue to rise.

At the same time, Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth has put on hold all elective surgeries.

The elective surgery announcement was made by acting senior management medical services Dr Abner Knock in a letter to the hospital’s clinical departments.

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