Quito is on the verge of collapse in the health system due to coronavirus


Unstoppable progress Covid-19 in Quito, where 9,677 cases and more than 530 dead, put against the ropes, the health of the capital of Ecuador, and, fearing a repetition of the overflow, as in Guayaquil in recent months, March and April.

In the capital of Ecuador lives the peak, the plague of coronavirus and just last week, July 5 to July 12, was more than 1,500 new cases (18%), according to the Ministry of Health.

Catherine Yépez, exasesora external The pan American Health organization (MSR), told Efe that in Guayaquil the epidemic began, so the “gingerbread” despite strict security measures.

Unlike Quito, “went slowly and we had two or three small peaks that were associated with the mobilization of the population.”

Currently, in the province of Pichincha, Quito with 3 million inhabitants of the capital, concentrated 18 % of cases across the country; 90% of them in the Metro Area.


In accordance with the treatment in the capital city lives one of its peaks more intense infection which may spread, depending on the relationship of citizens and measures to be taken.

“We have to make sure to protect yourself and to protect others, with the help of masks, hand sanitizing, avoid sites that are popular among other activities, we can avoid what happened in Guayaquil,” said Yépez.

Were also raised as to such measures as to avoid queues, a national problem, which gives in addition, in the capital.

Services ECU911 wiring 39.832 complexes in Ecuador since the beginning of the early last March 16 that 7.799 took place in Quito, a city that recorded large concentrations of people.

Sectors in the centre and South of the capital, like Railways, Historical Centre, Solanda, or Guamaní, Ecuador, and, in particular, violations of record measures of biological safety.

At a press conference, Director ECU911, Juan Zapata, he assured that the growth of infections in the capital “is directly related to inconductas citizens.”

Quito entered into the process of awakening the past, June 3, for the other major cities of the country, which caused the spread of infection. This time it was 3.842 plague and 305 of the dead.


Situation that repeats in the province of Pichincha, where from 10 to 13 July, an increase of 805 cases.

His province, Paola Pabonas well as the mayors in the six municipalities in the province, turned to this Sunday at The Committee of emergency situations National (CE-n) tightening measures are disabled, although this is unlikely, returning to red at the intersection in epidemiological socio-economic impact, drag.

For example, the saturation of the Hospital, IESS Quito to the South, in the direction in the treatment of patients COVID-19 in the entire province, and that 260 patients hospitalized with the virus, 60 of whom remain in intensive therapy, 80 in emergencies and in 35 tents, military external, expansion of the medical center.

“We are fully implemented, but hospitalization, help us to serve people faster, how come are,” confirmed Efe, Danilo Calderon, Director of the hospital.

Authorities suggest that in recent weeks, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are days that are more of hospitalization is that it will satisfy the needs of the city and partying on weekends, ‘ said Calderon.


For its part, the Company Metropolitan Waste (Emgirs), participants in the uprising bodies also saw an increase in the kit, though not much less options of Guayaquil, where it produced about 10 000 deaths the fact that it is still not established how much was due to the coronavirus.

“Before, we did on average rise two or three of the body (in the day), and now we have the yellow traffic light we passed three or four days,” said he, Miriam Lucero, consultant Emgirs.

The mechanism expects, however, that they reached the summit on 3 July, when the Board increased to nine bodies a day, although in only two cases was confirmed as a coronavirus.

From April 24 to July 12, was Emgirs 119 rebellion in the streets and in the houses, of which 36 are infections recorded 83 suspects, and most of the South of Quito, which are formed, deaths in hospitals.