80% of corona patients admitted to intensive care units in Norwegian hospitals recovered

Line VoldPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB
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Around 80% of all corona patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in Norwegian hospitals survived the disease. 

Figures from the National Institute of Public Health’s weekly report, presented by P4 news, show that as of November 8, 273 patients have been admitted to ICUs with coronavirus.

Out of the 260 who are no longer in ICUs, there are complete registrations for 259. 

A total of 13 people were still in ICUs when the weekly report was presented last week, while 50 people died in intensive care units.

A total of 16% of those hospitalized with coronavirus were admitted to ICUs. Their median age was 62 years. 

“We must take this situation seriously. When we look at the development now and the dramatic increase in infection rates, we could get a situation where our health system is stretched in Norway,” department director Line Vold at the National Institute of Public Health warned.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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1 Comment on "80% of corona patients admitted to intensive care units in Norwegian hospitals recovered"

  1. I remember reading that a Norwegian hospital – Akershus university Sykehus? – was “rolling” patients.

    I suspect this means Postural Drainage: getting the person to assume different positions to help the mucus drain down out of the lungs, like I have been fighting my biennial chronic bronchial pneumonia since I was 8, when it first tried to kill me.

    If someone just lays there on their back, the virus goes down into the lungs and the mucus jells and then solidifies there.

    Great to hear about Norwegian hospitals’ success, for whatever reason.

    In the meantime, we need to follow FHI’s guidelines closely and keep the infection rate down, so that medical staff and facilities are not overwhelmed.

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