44% of Catalonia ICU beds occupied by Covid patients in critical condition

by Deborah Cater
Catalonia ICU beds - almost half occupied by Covid patients

According to data released by the Ministry of Health, 44% of Catalonia ICU beds are occupied by Covid patients in critical condition. That is almost three times the national average.

Specifically, 512 patients are in Catalonia ICU beds. The Catalan Ministry of Health predicts this figure will not improve until “well into August”. This has resulted in hospitals having to postpone non-emergency activities.

Covid crisis in Catalonia

A total of 2,235 people were hospitalised by Covid-19 in the north-eastern Spanish region on this Monday. That’s 103 more than 24 hours ago. In the ICU, with 512 patients admitted, the number of patients has doubled in 10 days.

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Due to the high hospital occupancy, the number of deaths has soared. Between 16 and 22 July, 91 people died from the corona virus, while at the beginning of the month there were 14 deaths per week.

According to the ministry, the situation remains worrying throughout Spain, El Mundo reports. The virus incidence after 14 days reaches 700.10 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (it was 677.67 on Friday) and 47 people died from Covid-19 in the past two days.

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