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Belgium: One in four #coronavirus patients is in critical care

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The number of patients being treated for Covid in intensive care in Belgium has doubled in just over a month.  One in four Covid patients in hospital is now in critical care.

On average in the week to 24 March 222 patients with Covid were hospitalised each day. The figure is up 26% on the week. On Wednesday 251 (-30 on the day) patients were hospitalised.  241 (+5) were discharged.

2,452 (+51) patients are currently in hospital with Covid.  637 (+31) are in intensive care.  332 (+7) are on a ventilator. In the week to 21 March on average 26 deaths a day were linked to Covid.  The figure is up 6.4% on the week.

VRT.be report

 

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