While intensive care admissions are increasing by 43% per week, and the level of hospital pressure may rise until around mid-November, are we equipped accordingly? Will the hospital “hold up”, as the Minister of Health promises?
1 – Are there still as many severe cases as during the first wave?
Yes, the virus is still as aggressive as ever, and since all age groups are again affected, including very vulnerable seniors, the risk of developing a severe form of the coronavirus is the same. About 8% of those infected are hospitalized, plus 2% who land in critical care. As for mortality, it is estimated at around 0.3% of cases, detected or not.