Update: Few intensive care beds empty as Covid-19 daily case count keeps rising in RO
Update: Sixteen intensive care beds for Covid-19 patients were empty in the country on Tuesday, September 21, the Strategic Communication Group announced. Six of these were in Bucharest.
A total of 1,131 intensive care beds are available for Covid-19 patients in the country, 990 of which are occupied.
The authorities reported 6,789 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, September 21, the highest daily count this year.
A total of 129 Covid-19 patients passed away in the past 24 hours, bringing the toll since the start of the pandemic to 35,721.
At the same time, 8,334 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals in the country, 990 of them to intensive care units.
A total of 19 intensive care beds were available in the country to Covid-19 patients on September 20, the Strategic Communication Group announced. In Bucharest, all of the 237 intensive care beds for Covid-19 patients were occupied.
At a national level, 1,087 intensive care beds were meant for Covid-19 patients. Of these, 116 are beds kept for people with additional medical conditions besides Covid-19, and 952 were occupied, the authorities announced in a release quoted by Agerpres.
The authorities said they were working to increase the number of intensive care beds for Covid-19 patients.
The announcement came as the number of daily Covid-19 cases increased constantly over the past week, from 1,849 on Monday, September 13, to 5,388 on Saturday, September 18.
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