On Tuesday, there were no COVID patients at Akershus University Hospital (Ahus) for the first time in almost a year.
A total of 1,279 corona patients have been admitted to Ahus since March 2019.
“It is a very gratifying development after a demanding period. At the same time, we will continue to follow the developments and be prepared,” Ahus director Øystein Mæland noted in a press release.
Ahus is the hospital in Norway that has had the greatest burden during the pandemic. Over 228 of the 1,279 patients have received intensive care, in addition to other patients in need of intensive care. The age of the inpatients varied from under 18 to over 70 years.
The average length of stay for all COVID-19 patients at Ahus was 7.4 days, while the 228 people admitted to the intensive care unit had an average length of stay of 18 days.
Most people were admitted to Ahus on April 8, 2020. At that time, a total of 70 corona patients was hospitalized.
A total of 1,214 patients with COVID-19 have so far been discharged from Ahus. A total of 65 patients admitted with COVID-19 have died at Akershus University Hospital in the same period.
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