Coronavirus cases continue to rise, straining Czech hospitals’ ICU capacity

On Monday, 8,745 new coronavirus cases were reported, almost 1,000 more than on the same day last week. The number of hospital patients has risen by around 200 since Sunday to a total of 5,990, according to the Ministry of Health, which said the situation remains serious.

Many Czech hospitals have reached the limit of their capacity to treat patients in intensive care units. According to current figures, there are only 184 free spaces in ICUs nationwide, with the situation generally worse in regional Bohemian hospitals than in Moravian ones. Spaces normally designated for patients of other types are being repurposed.

Author: Brian Kenety