Oxygen Bed Demand Shoots Up by 20%, ICU Occupancy by 15% in Kerala, Experts Say Elderlies ‘Most Vulnerable’

Demand for oxygen beds has skyrocketed with an increase in ICU occupancy in Kerala as the state sees a surge in Covid-19 cases fueled by the omicron variant of the virus. In 24 hours, Kerala has reported a 15% increase in intensive care unit occupancy and a 20% increase in oxygen beds. Kerala Health Minister … Read more

Assam: 20-bed ICU facility gets operational at Karimganj Civil Hospital

The 20-bed intensive care unit at Karimganj Civil Hospital finally opened its doors on Tuesday after much anticipation, although the opening ceremony was postponed. Although the much-needed intensive care unit was sanctioned in 2020 during the first phase of the outbreak, Karimganj MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha explained that the government’s lackluster stance meant it remained … Read more

Shoals hospital ICU bed availability second in the state | News

According to the Alabama Hospital Association, the Shoals region currently has 25% ICU availability, which ranks second in the state behind the Southwest region with 27% availability. Kyle Buchanan, the president of Helen Keller Hospital in the Shoals, says they have a very fluid Covid intensive care unit. These include a six-bed Covid-specific ICU, a … Read more

‘Occupancy is virtually 100%’: Just one available ICU bed in all of Snohomish County

As of Tuesday morning, there is only one intensive care bed available across Snohomish County. A new mass COVID vaccination center opens in Snohomish County Snohomish County Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters says that while COVID-19 cases are beginning to decline, hospitalizations have lagged behind that curve and are still increasing. In addition to one … Read more

Physicians call for hospital bed tracking system | News

BOSTON — As hospitals grapple with a record spike in COVID-19 infections, doctors are urging the state to create a system to track empty beds in emergency rooms to address capacity issues. Hospital admissions have skyrocketed in recent weeks as infections among the unvaccinated have steadily increased, fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant. Acute … Read more

Physicians call for hospital bed tracking system | Coronavirus

BOSTON — As hospitals grapple with a record spike in COVID-19 infections, doctors are urging the state to create a system to track empty beds in emergency rooms to address capacity issues. Hospital admissions have skyrocketed in recent weeks as infections among the unvaccinated have steadily increased, fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant. Acute … Read more

Physicians call for hospital bed tracking system | News

BOSTON — As hospitals grapple with a record spike in COVID-19 infections, doctors are urging the state to create a system to track empty beds in emergency rooms to address capacity issues. Hospital admissions have skyrocketed in recent weeks as infections among the unvaccinated have steadily increased, fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant. Acute … Read more

Critical Covid patient who refused jabs admits ‘I’ve been a fool’ from his ICU bed

Exclusive: Peter Nagy, who is hooked up to an oxygen machine at the Royal Preston Hospital, admitted he had been a “dunce” and warned readers not to turn down coronavirus vaccines Der Spiegel visited Peter Nagy from his intensive care bed ( Image: DAILY MIRROR-TRINITY MIRROR GROUP-REACH PLC) Seriously ill Covid patient Peter Nagy looked … Read more

Baby with Down syndrome in pediatric ICU bed with COVID-19

As Amy Crosby drove from South Dakota to Omaha Children’s Hospital, she wondered if she would be driving back without her one-year-old son, Crue. “They just said, ‘You know, he’s very sick, Amy, we’re going to do our best for him to come home with you,’” Crosby said. Crue, who has Down syndrome, tested positive … Read more

Sarawak’s ICU bed utilisation rate drops to 40.9 pct

Sarawak’s use of intensive care beds for Covid-19 patients was the fifth lowest in the country. — Photo by Shafwan Zaidon/Malay Mail KUCHING (January 17): Sarawak’s intensive care unit (ICU) bed utilization rate for Covid-19 fell to 40.9 percent yesterday. On Saturday it was 44.2 percent. A Ministry of Health (MoH) infographic shared on Facebook … Read more