BerlinThe number of patients being treated in intensive care units for Covid-19 in Berlin is increasing. According to a report by the Tagesspiegel there are now 432 patients with severe disease in intensive care units.
According to an agreement with the Senate, the Charité is responsible for the treatment of the most severe Covid-19 cases as a so-called Level I hospital in the spring. There are currently 150 patients in intensive care units, almost all of which had to be ventilated last.
There are currently 50 seriously ill corona patients more than a month ago in the state’s own university clinic. Many Charité doctors are also expecting the number of patients to rise because there are likely to be many new infections during the holidays.
Almost 100 Covid 19 patients are being treated in the state-owned Vivantes clinics, and the accident hospital in Marzahn treats almost 50 intensive care cases. This means that 90 percent of the approximately 1,350 intensive care beds in Berlin hospitals were occupied. Because a third of the intensive care places are needed for Covid 19 patients, the traffic light introduced by the Senate is red. The 25 percent mark was introduced as the limit value.
The Charité announced a tough emergency operation on December 17th. The clinic’s board of directors decided a few days ago to extend the emergency program until January 10th. With a few exceptions, all treatments that can be planned are postponed so that nursing staff is free for the intensive care units.