Lebanese Hospitals Raise Alarm as ICU Occupancy Rate Reaches 77%

  • Local
Lebanese Hospitals Raise Alarm as ICU Occupancy Rate Reaches 77%

Head of Rafik Hariri University Hospital Dr. Firass Abiad warned that the coronavirus beds in the Lebanese hospitals’ ICU are almost full.

Head of Rafik Hariri University Hospital Dr. Firass Abiad on Monday warned that the coronavirus beds in the Lebanese hospitals’ ICU are almost full with an occupancy rate of 77%, deeming such rate as “alarmingly very high.”

“If there is a COVID number in Lebanon we should be following other than daily case load, it is the ICU bed occupancy. An occupancy of 77% is alarmingly very high,” Abiad wrote on Twitter.

“While you were sleeping, #COVID19 ICU occupancy in #Lebanon ↑ to 77%. This leaves little room for new admissions, let alone a surge. While there is no quick fix, there are steps we can take to protect ourselves & others. If you are in a position to do so, please take those steps,” Public Health Professional earlier tweeted addressing Abiad.

“#COVID19 Threat Level in #Lebanon updated for 27 September. Overall threat is now elevated to "Critical" as Indicator 3 / ICU Occupancy Rate is at 77%, meaning there is a high risk of hospital overload,” she added.

 

 

Source: Kataeb.org