The cardiology building of the Semashko hospital, which was redesigned in early December as an infectious disease unit, is already almost completely filled with a patient with SARS, writes “Petersburg Diary” with reference to the epidemiologist Tatyana Kachina.

Details. The hospital has a capacity of 240 beds, and in recent days an average of 40 new patients have been admitted there daily. Doctors at the Semashko Hospital accept patients with coronavirus, influenza, SARS, as well as bacterial pneumonia, the newspaper writes.

Now COVID-19 is detected in 30%, the same number of patients with influenza type A and type B are admitted to the hospital.

General picture. Hospital No. 38 named after Semashko in Pushkin was redesigned on December 7 due to the worsening of the general epidemic situation in St. Petersburg.

An epidemic of influenza and SARS begins in St. Petersburg,told December 15, head of the health committee Dmitry Lisovets. According to him, more than 90% of patients are infected with swine flu, 3-4% – with other subtypes of this virus.

At the same time, researcher of coronavirus statistics Alexei Kupriyanov draws Note that the incidence of COVID-19 is on the rise again in the city. In addition, the Ministry of Health informed on the spread of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Russia. Doctors call the situation “tridemic.”