MANILA-- The Ospital ng Muntinlupa has reached its full capacity for COVID-19 patients, Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said on Friday.
The hospital might not be able to accommodate COVID-19 patients in the meantime but it continues to cater to non-coronavirus cases, Fresnedi said.
"Bagamat maaga ang naging paghahanda—nagdagdag ng manpower at kagamitan, nag-augment ng bed capacity, ginawang prayoridad ang COVID-19 treatment—naabot na rin po ng ating ospital ang full bed capacity para sa coronavirus patients," he said in a Facebook post.
(Although we prepared early with additional manpower, gear, and augmented our bed capacity for COVID-19 treatment--we still reached the full bed capacity for coronavirus patients of the hospital.)
"Sinisikap po ng OsMun hanggang sa abot nang makakaya na makatulong, subalit maaaring hindi ma-accommodate sa ngayon ang mga bagong pasyente ng COVID-19," he added.
(OsMun is trying to help but the hospital might not be able to accommodate new patients of COVID-19 for now.)
Ospital ng Muntinlupa is the latest Metro Manila facility to declare full capacity for COVID-19 cases even as the government continues to claim that there are enough beds for coronavirus patients.
Earlier, the Philippine General Hospital, Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City, Makati Medical Center, and St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City and Taguig City all declared full capacity of their coronavirus wards.
On July 16, the country breached the 60,000-mark for its tally of COVID-19 cases with 61,266 recorded infections, of which 38,183 were active cases.