Dutch ICU beds running out as weekly Covid cases hit record high
Overall, there were fewer than 100 unoccupied intensive care beds in the Netherlands on Tuesday, with 595 taken by Covid-19 patients and another 500 by patients with other illnesses.
Selangor ICUs running at 42% capacity, says state health director
Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman responds to a report saying that a new wave of Covid-19 is expected in December.
Malaysia sees drop in Covid deaths, new cases
However, cases in need of ICU treatment increased 2% from the previous epidemiological week.
Singapore says healthcare system risks being ‘overwhelmed’ as virus surges
This comes a day after the city-state expanded quarantine-free travel as it shifts its approach to dealing with the pandemic.
High hospital bed use among factors keeping Kedah, Johor in Phase 1
Kedah and Johor are the only states still in the first phase of the National Recovery Plan.
Army to set up field hospital at Penang Hospital car park
The field hospital for the treatment of severe Covid-19 patients will be manned by 50 armed forces personnel.
Bed occupancy for ICUs treating Covid patients over 100% in Sabah, Kedah and Perak
The bed occupancy rates in Selangor, Kelantan, Penang and Johor meanwhile are approaching 100%.
Healthcare lessons from the Covid-19 crisis
Experts provide some suggestions on how authorities can better manage virus outbreaks and what ordinary people themselves can do to ease the strain on the healthcare system.
Thai hospitals short of beds as Covid cases soar
Hospitals in Bangkok have the capacity to manage 1,000 new patients a day, but authorities say they are well past that number.
Gang arrested for ‘selling’ Covid ICU beds in Peru
Nine people including public hospital staff and the directors of a patient care NGO have been arrested.
Usage of Klang Valley hospital beds over 85%, says health minister
Immediate mitigation steps include the further outsourcing of non-Covid-19 patients to private hospitals, to allow Hospital Kuala Lumpur to treat more Covid-19 patients.
Malaysia to move into second phase if average daily cases stay below 4,000 for 7 days
The government is also looking into vaccinating those 12 and above but wants to complete the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme first.