The number of COVID-19 patients now in intensive care beds in Liverpool is on the rise.
The city has seen The alarming explosion of virus cases In recent weeks it has now one of the highest infection rates in the country.
Data extracted covering the checks as of September 22 shows that the total number of confirmed cases during the past seven days was 982, an increase of 362 from the previous week.
The most recent weekly rate for Covid-19 in Liverpool is 197.2 per 100,000 residents and the most recent positive test rate is 10.9%.
Sadly, while many of the city’s cases were initially between the younger and less vulnerable generations, there is more now More infected people will find this virus more difficult to overcome.
This has begun to be reflected in the numbers in need of critical care in city hospitals.
On Twitter today, Peter Hampshire, head of the Critical Care Department at Royal Liverpool Hospital, said that the number of Covid-19 patients in hospital intensive care beds has reached double figures.
The United Nations Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) understands that this reflects a recent spike in numbers.
Intensive care units (ICUs) are specialized hospital wards that provide treatment and monitoring for people with severe disease.
Unfortunately, these numbers are duplicated in other parts of the UK.
The number of patients being treated for Covid-19 in well-ventilated beds or in critical care in Wales has reached its highest level since early July.
There were 18 people in critical condition with confirmed or suspected coronavirus on Tuesday, according to the latest weekly figures from NHS Wales.
Liverpool had one of the highest death rates of any region during the first wave of the virus in the spring, as health experts indicated that some of the poor health issues present in the area meant that more people were unable to recover from the virus.
With the number of cases threatening to spiral out of control in the city, doctors here are concerned that the current restrictions in place are not enough.
Dr. Richard Winston, intensification consultant at Royal A Liverpool hospital and a former Liverpool board member tweeted after a busy and worrying shift this week.
He said, “Disappointingly inadequate, a late response (again) from the prime minister. Hospitals are full (or full).
“The number of Covid patients is on the rise and the pressure continues to maintain elective surgery. Please close bars and restaurants!”
In response, his colleague Dr. Junaid Rathore, a consultant emergency physician, tweeted: “The second wave is really upon us. One of the busiest days in LivHospitals Emergency department.
“This time we are dealing with a covid and a hospital that has no capacity. We have worked tirelessly to keep patients safe. We cannot allow elective work to continue.”
Geriatrician Dr. Kerry West added: “I worked at the weekend … really anxious. Fear of thinking about what a perfect winter looks like.”