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Spain: Madrid's pandemic hospital continues to receive patients amid rising COVID-19 cases 03:50

Spain: Madrid's pandemic hospital continues to receive patients amid rising COVID-19 cases

Spain
January 22, 2021 at 20:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Madrid's Hospital Enfermera Isabel Zendal, which was built as a 'pandemic' hospital for special emergencies, continues to receive more COVID-19 patients as the number of cases in Spain's third wave of the coronavirus rises.

Footage filmed inside the hospital on Friday shows the facilities of the capital's new pandemic hospital.

"Since Friday of last week we have more than 70 patients per day here, plus the patients that were also here. That's because we're seeing the third wave and we're still going up in the third wave,” said the hospital's clinical care coordinator Jorge Carriel.

According to data provided by the Community of Madrid, the hospital has six buildings on a surface area of 80,000 square metres. Since its inauguration, 966 people have been admitted, and there are currently 390 patients, 343 in hospital beds, 37 in intermediate and 10 in intensive care.

Santiago Bielsa, head of a pharmaceutical laboratory, spoke about his experience of being admitted to the hospital, explaining that you see it when you visit a hospital, but until you go through it, until you really are affected by it, you don't have a clue about the deaths, the suffering that everybody is going through.”

Spain's health ministry confirmed a record 44,357 daily infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 2,499,560 diagnosed COVID-19 cases and 55,441 deaths on Friday.

Spain: Madrid's pandemic hospital continues to receive patients amid rising COVID-19 cases 03:50
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Madrid's Hospital Enfermera Isabel Zendal, which was built as a 'pandemic' hospital for special emergencies, continues to receive more COVID-19 patients as the number of cases in Spain's third wave of the coronavirus rises.

Footage filmed inside the hospital on Friday shows the facilities of the capital's new pandemic hospital.

"Since Friday of last week we have more than 70 patients per day here, plus the patients that were also here. That's because we're seeing the third wave and we're still going up in the third wave,” said the hospital's clinical care coordinator Jorge Carriel.

According to data provided by the Community of Madrid, the hospital has six buildings on a surface area of 80,000 square metres. Since its inauguration, 966 people have been admitted, and there are currently 390 patients, 343 in hospital beds, 37 in intermediate and 10 in intensive care.

Santiago Bielsa, head of a pharmaceutical laboratory, spoke about his experience of being admitted to the hospital, explaining that you see it when you visit a hospital, but until you go through it, until you really are affected by it, you don't have a clue about the deaths, the suffering that everybody is going through.”

Spain's health ministry confirmed a record 44,357 daily infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 2,499,560 diagnosed COVID-19 cases and 55,441 deaths on Friday.