Corona infections: More Covid-19 patients in intensive care units

Corona infections: More Covid-19 patients in intensive care units

In Berlin, the proportion of corona patients in intensive care units is growing.

Ein leeres Bett steht in einer Intensivstation

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The occupancy rate has risen sharply, said Norbert Suttorp, Director of the Medical Clinic with a Specialization in Infectiology and Pneumology at Charité, on Thursday (October 29, 2020). 440 corona patients are on normal wards and 160 on intensive care units - more than in April.

Proportion of Covid-19 patients in intensive care beds at 12 percent

According to the statistics of the Intensive Care and Emergency Medical Professionals (DIVI), 1078 intensive care beds are generally occupied and 178 are free throughout Berlin. The proportion of patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units in the capital city is now around 12 percent. According to DIVI, about half of them need to be ventilated.

1131 new corona infections on Thursday

Within one day on Thursday in Berlin, the health administration registered 1131 new corona infections, 30 fewer than the day before. Thus, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 155.6, as the Senate Administration announced on Wednesday. The day before, the figure was 144.3.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Berlin, 30,355 corona cases have been reported. 19,868 people are now considered to have recovered (431 more than the day before). 253 infected people died, which is not an increase compared to the previous day.

Infections in half of the schools

Among the Berlin districts, Neukölln is still the region with the highest case numbers. In about half of all schools there are cases of infection, the district reported on Thursday.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Thursday, 29. October 2020 19:42 Uhr

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