ICUs in Sweden Almost Full, More Stuff Needed

December 9, 2020

STOCKHOLM — A medical official in Stockholm warned the intensive care units are almost at full capacity and need more staff.

Bjorn Eriksson, health director in Stockholm Region, says the number of patients with coronavirus admitted to intensive care had increased in the past days.

“Patients with Covid 19 are so ill that they need intensive care,” Eriksson said. Eriksson says he requested Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare to send more health care staff to the capital.

Bjorn Persson of Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute hospital told the Dagens Nyheter daily that 99% of Stockholm’s 169 intensive care units are in use — not all with COVID-19 patients.


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