103 people waiting in one day↑… 116 intensive care beds in the metropolitan area and 346 remain nationwide
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Shin Jae-woo = As new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the metropolitan area continued to rise, the number of people waiting for more than a day for bed assignment exceeded 900.
According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Central Accident Management Headquarters on the 22nd, the number of waiting patients for hospital bed assignments in the metropolitan area, which was ‘0’ at the time of the gradual transition to daily life on the 1st of this month, increased day by day to 907 as of 00:00 that day. This is an increase of 103 people from the previous day (804 people).
By dividing the waiting time, the number of waiting times was 385 people for more than 1 day, 223 people for more than 2 days, 162 people for more than 3 days, and 137 people for more than 4 days.
Among them, 466 people aged 70 and over, 440 people with other diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and 1 pregnant woman.
“The demand for hospital beds has increased significantly as the number of confirmed cases is concentrated in the metropolitan area and the rapid increase in elderly patients,” the Joongsubon said. The number of hospital beds waiting is increasing.”
In the metropolitan area, the capacity of beds is reaching its limit as the utilization rate exceeds 80% or approaches 80% by type.
As of 5 p.m. the previous day, the utilization rate of intensive care beds in the metropolitan area was 83.3% (578 out of 694 used). It increased by 1.8 percentage points from the previous day (81.5%).
By region, Seoul accounts for 84.9% (293 out of 345), Gyeonggi 81.1% (219 out of 270), and Incheon 83.5% (66 out of 79).
There are only 116 intensive care beds left in the metropolitan area, including 52 in Seoul, 51 in Gyeonggi, and 13 in Incheon. 11 fewer than the previous day (127).
The nationwide intensive care bed utilization rate was 69.5% (788 out of 1,134 used, 346 remaining), up 2.9 percentage points from the previous day (66.6%).
In Daejeon and Sejong, four beds for critically ill patients remain, and in Gyeongbuk, all three secured beds are in use.
The utilization rate of semi-critical beds for patients whose condition improves from severe disease or is likely to worsen to severe condition is 79.8% in the metropolitan area (257 out of 322 used) and 66.3% nationwide (332 out of 501).
The utilization rate of life treatment centers where asymptomatic and mild patients are quarantined is 69.7% in the metropolitan area and 58.5% nationwide as of 00:00 on the same day.
A total of 5,456 people were treated at home. By region, Seoul had the most with 2,682, Gyeonggi 2,197, Incheon 222, Gangwon 81, Daegu 67, Busan and Chungnam each 51, Gyeongnam 31, Jeju 27, Chungbuk and Gyeongbuk 13 each. , 8 each in Jeonbuk and Daejeon, 3 in Gwangju, and 2 in Jeonnam.
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