Footage filmed on Thursday at a Quito hospital showed health workers fighting against the novel coronavirus.
The images show several COVID-19 patients being treated in an area designated for coronavirus cases with some of them on ventilators.
A patient recovering from the disease recalled his experience: «I spent 24 days in intensive care, and with the effort I did, two days later I was... Еще already walking,» he said, adding that «I am very excited to go home to finish the quarantine and hug my children again.»
Francisco Mora, biochemist at the hospital said: «We have 80 percent moderate (patients) and then there is another 20 percent that are between moderate and severe condition, with oxygen.»
According to Johns Hopkins University, Ecuador has registered 24,934 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 900 deaths related to the disease.