Brussels hospitals are in phase 1B, i.e. 50% of intensive care beds are reserved for covid patients.
LThe Brussels public network Iris had 31% of its beds occupied by Covid cases in intensive care units (ICU) on Monday morning, Etienne Wéry, the managing director for the Iris network, which brings together CHU Brugmann, CHU, said Tuesday. Saint-Pierre, the Iris Sud hospitals (the Baron Lambert, Etterbeek-Ixelles, Molière-Longchamp and Joseph Bracops hospitals), the Jules Bordet Institute and the Queen Fabiola HUDERF children’s university hospital.
The occupancy of beds in covid units, excluding intensive care, is also accelerating in Iris public hospitals. The positivity rate for PCR tests exceeded 20% among patients throughout the past week.
The Chirec group has 92 covid patients hospitalized at its 3 sites. The Ste-Anne St-Rémi clinic in Anderlecht counted this Tuesday 44 covid patients including 5 in intensive care, against 36 hospitalized patients last Tuesday including 3 in intensive care. The Delta hospital in Auderghem is treating 29 covid patients on Tuesday including 6 in intensive care, against 10 hospitalized patients Tuesday of last week including 3 in intensive care. The Braine-l’Alleud – Waterloo hospital has 19 hospitalized patients including 4 in intensive care this Tuesday and it had in comparison 15 hospitalized patients last Tuesday including 3 in intensive care.
At UZ Brussel, 54 patients are treated for covid-19 including 14 in intensive care (10 under invasive ventilation). In the past 24 hours, 7 new patients have been admitted and 5 patients have been released from the hospital.
At St-Luc university clinics, 58 Covid patients are hospitalized in conventional units, to which are added 15 Covid patients in intensive care units. “There has been a significant increase in covid hospitalizations this past week,” comments Sylvain Bayet, spokesperson for the hospital.
“Like the other hospitals in Brussels, we have been in phase 1B since last week, c The situation is under control. During the first wave, we had climbed, without being exceeded, to nearly 130 covid patients in the care units and nearly 30 in intensive care. We are now starting to consider postponing non-urgent care – phase 1B somewhat induces this preparation – but this is not yet effective ”.