European countries believed that Germany would always have spare ICU beds for them. Now they're almost full - News Summed Up

European countries believed that Germany would always have spare ICU beds for them. Now they're almost full


This in in part due to its high intensive care capacity with 33.9 beds per 100,000 inhabitants; in contrast, Italy has just 8.6. "The number of severe cases in intensive patients is still rising. After taking into account non-Covid patients, 22,066 intensive care beds in the country were occupied as of November 20, while 6,107 remained vacant. Germany has a reserve of about 12,000 ICU beds, including field hospital beds at Berlin's convention center. Until now, Germany has been taking in Covid patients from neighboring countries whose health care systems are overwhelmed.


Source: CNN November 21, 2020 11:15 UTC



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