There are 2,567 corona patients in Dutch hospitals on Saturday. That is 69 fewer than Friday, according to figures from the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS).
There are currently 693 corona patients in intensive care (ic), seven fewer than Friday. Including non-COVID-19 patients, the total IC occupancy decreased by six to 1,113 in the past 24 hours. There are now 1,874 corona patients on regular nursing wards, 62 less than Friday.
A total of 285 new patients with COVID-19 were admitted to Dutch hospitals on Saturday. 44 of them were admitted to the IC (seven more than Friday) and 241 in a regular department (24 more than Friday). However, because more corona patients were discharged than admitted, the total hospital occupancy decreased.
According to the LCPS, fewer corona patients were admitted this week than last week. This is a decrease of 5 percent. The decline is strong in regular nursing wards. The number of IC patients still shows a slight decrease, according to the LCPS.
On Thursday, Ernst Kuipers, chairman of the National Acute Care Network (LNAZ), said that the number of corona patients admitted to Dutch hospitals had stabilized. On Friday he announced that the numbers are now on “a plateau”. The LCPS said on Saturday that the numbers “appear to be slightly over the top of the plateau.”
Saturday is the fourth day in a row that fewer corona patients are in the hospital than the day before.