There are now a total of 415 patients with Covid-19, the disease caused by the corona virus. That is 54 more than Monday. This is the largest increase since the end of April, according to figures from the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS). There are now 315 corona patients in the nursing wards, 38 more than on Monday. On the ICUs, the number of patients increased by 16 to 100.
Hospitals expect a further increase, as the number of infections has risen sharply in recent weeks. Ernst Kuipers, chairman of the National Network Acute Care (LNAZ), said last week that he takes into account that the total number of corona patients admitted can rise to approximately 800. He expects hospitals to be able to handle this.
It is also expected that a smaller proportion of people who contract the virus will now end up in hospital. This is because now mainly young people are infected. They were behind on vaccinations, precisely because young people rarely get so sick from the corona virus that they have to be hospitalized.
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