COVID-19: A significant increase in future hospitalizations according to INESSS

COVID-19: Significant increase in hospitalizations to come, according to INESSS

An elderly person in a hospital bed.

From 1,600 to 2,100 regular hospital beds could be occupied by patients with COVID-19 within the next three weeks according to projections released Thursday by the National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services ( INESSS).

The figures for regular beds exceed level 3 of the hospital downsizing plan at which we are currently. The maximum level is 4. & nbsp;

In intensive care, 300 to 375 beds are expected to be occupied. We would be approaching the third level.

A new threshold

These figures would exceed the thresholds reached during previous waves of the pandemic.

Data was collected from COVID-19 cases detected up to December 27. The data may therefore be even more important given recent increases in hospitalizations.

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