Faced with new forms and a limited number of vaccines, some countries are achieving 100 percent ICU capacity appro
The Kovid-19 infection is close to 80 percent of the population in the intensive care unit (ICU) beds of several US countries, and the region is facing an inadequate supply of new forms and vaccines.
During a weekly news briefing on Wednesday, Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PHO), said the rise in infections and mass deaths – 40 percent of the world’s CVID deaths last week were in the United States – was putting tremendous pressure on the health system.
During the virtual briefing, Etienne said, “Across our region, about 80 percent of the beds in our intensive care unit are filled by COVID patients, and in some places the numbers are even worse.”
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In Chile and Peru, Etienne said 95 percent of ICU beds were occupied. In the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, 99 percent of ICUs are in use, and in some parts of Brazil, there is a “waiting list for ICU beds.”
Colombian Health Minister Fernando Ruiz said on Wednesday that ICU occupancy in the capital, Bogota, had reached close to 100 per cent, with about 500 patients needed to be admitted.
He tweeted, “Each cluster creates a risk for which we no longer have the capacity.
Etienne said there were more than 1.2 million new coronavirus cases in the U.S. last week and about 34,000 people died.
“About 40 percent of all global deaths reported last week occurred in the United States,” Etienne said.
“It’s a clear sign that performance in our region is far from being controlled,” he said.
These surveys come amid an inadequate supply of the vaccine, Paho officials say, and the proliferation of highly contagious B.1.617 forms found in India, which have been identified in six U.S. countries.
Etienne said more than 1.4 billion people in the region have been fully vaccinated so far. And the World Health Organization China approves synoform vaccine Good news for the United States last week, as this vaccine has paved the way for the inclusion of covacs vaccination programs for low-income countries, depending on the region.
“But our heath system and the patients who depend on them are at risk until we get enough vaccines to protect each of us,” Etienne said.
Meanwhile, in the border areas of Costa Rica and Honduras bordering Nicaragua and Guatemala and El Salvador, he said he was accelerating the case across a wide border area in the region.
In South America, he said cases were on the rise in Guyana and Bolivia, bordering Brazil. And in Colombia, where COVID-19 has grown steadily over the past few weeks, Paho hopes it will rise even higher. Anti-government protest week.