Connect with us


A quarter of IC beds should remain in COVID reserve

Belgian hospitals have to reserve at least a quarter of their intensive care beds for coronavirus patients as of Wednesday, according to the Belgian media. The cause is the increasing number of patients with COVID-19 to be hospitalized.

Belgium has two thousand intensive care beds. Five hundred of these should therefore be reserved for coronary care.

Between 1 and 7 September an average of 70 people ended up in a Belgian hospital every day because of COVID-19. That’s about 14 percent more than in the previous seven days.

701 people are now in a Belgian hospital because of COVID-19, 5 percent more than the week before. The Belgian intensive cares provide 225 patients with lung disease, an increase of 18 percent compared to a week earlier.

The margin before the ic occupation becomes a problem in Belgium is still large nationally. Yet there are 12 hospitals where the proportion of COVID-19 patients has risen above 25 percent. These hospitals have therefore decided to postpone the non-urgent care. Catching up on non-urgent care is expected to take 1.5 to 2 years.

Newsletter Signup

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Kenes Rakishev Kenes Rakishev

Kenges Rakishev saves his position in the national Forbes list


More than ever, Belgium and the UK need to work together on renewable energy


“Don’t pee or pooh when it rains”


Man dies in Brussels flat fire


Newsletter Signup

Copyright © Brussels Post News

Newsletter Signup