82% utilization rate of critically ill beds in the metropolitan area… 420 people waiting for hospitalization increased by 258


While the number of severe COVID-19 patients has recorded more than 1,000 for the sixth day, the severely ill beds in the metropolitan area are not able to get out of saturation, with the utilization rate exceeding 80%.

According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Central Accident Management Headquarters (heavy water version), as of 5 pm on the 25th, the utilization rate of 856 hospital beds with severe COVID-19 in the metropolitan area was 82.5%, up 0.3 percentage point from 82.2% the previous day.

The utilization rate is 80.9% in Seoul, 90.2% in Incheon and 82.2% in Gyeonggi, respectively.

Since it is difficult to operate 100% of the intensive care bed due to the reasons of admission and discharge procedures and securing spare beds, etc., if the utilization rate exceeds 75%, it is regarded as a ‘danger signal’, and if it exceeds 80%, it is considered to be effectively saturated.

The utilization rate of 1,356 COVID-19 severe hospital beds nationwide was 77.7%, up 0.5 percentage point from 77.2% the previous day.

There are only 302 beds left nationwide.

Sejong and Gyeongbuk had no remaining beds, and Ulsan, Chungbuk, and Daejeon had only 1, 3, and 5 beds, respectively.

The government has issued an executive order to take measures to transfer hospitals or beds to patients who are hospitalized in severe hospitals even after 20 days have passed since the onset of symptoms of COVID-19. is being promoted.

However, as the number of patients with severe cases continues to increase, the situation in the hospital bed is not getting better.

As of 00:00 today (26th), the number of severe cases was 1,81 people, maintaining the 1,000 range for six consecutive days since the 21st.

If you go back to the 18th, when the number of patients with severe severe cases first exceeded 1,000, it is recording around 1,000 for the ninth day in a row.

In the metropolitan area, 591 patients are waiting for more than one day.

The number of patients waiting for hospitalization was 420, a 258 increase from the previous day, and the remaining 171 people were waiting for admission to the living treatment center, which is mainly for mild patients.

Of those waiting to be hospitalized, 270 have been in bed for more than four days.

The number of home-treated patients was 31,686, a decrease of 974 from the previous day.

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