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Men still filling Covid critical care beds

12/01/21 . News

Critical care admissions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are increasing rapidly.

These graphs are taken from the snapshot report from icnarc, who audit intensive care, dated 8th January 2021. London and the North West have the highest levels of critical care admission.

The graph showing data back to January 2020 shows that levels of critical care are similar to those seen in the spring 2020 peak despite the fall in non-Covid admissions.

Two-thirds of those admitted to critical care are men with the average age around 60.

Number of patents in critical care

Cumulative number of patients per 100,000 adult population by region

Average daily number of patients in critical care by month, 2016-2020

 

 

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