In hospitals, the situation is worrying: “It is urgent to stop this growth”, reacts the director of the CHU of Liège

Between November 19 and 25, there were an average of 303.6 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, an increase of 22% from the previous reporting period, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated Friday morning. A total of 3,462 people are still hospitalized due to Covid-19, including 669 patients treated in intensive care. “The situation is worse than in the worst case scenario proposed by the experts a few weeks agoPrime Minister Alexander De Croo told the chamber yesterday. “It continues to evolve since in our CHU, we have reached the levels of the 3rd wave, we have even exceeded it with around 100 positive Covid patients and around 20 intensive care beds occupied by these patients on 50 beds.“, Pierre Gillet, medical director of the CHU de Liège.

At the Liège University Hospital, half of the surgical interventions are postponed

According to him, new measures are necessary to reduce contagion. “We had to reduce elective planned surgeries by 50%. For some patients, this is the 4th time that we have postponed. There are patients with suffering, relatively serious illnesses who are put aside. It is urgent to stop this growth“, he reacts.

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