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Czech health ministry states that ICU capacity 'will be exhausted in 2 weeks'
Czech health ministry states that ICU capacity 'will be exhausted in 2 weeks'
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"The capacity of ICU beds in our state will be exhausted in two weeks," said Vladimir Cerny, Czech Republic Deputy Health Minister. The Health Ministry describes the situation as critical with more than 120,000 active cases at the moment.

The regional hospital in Karlovy-Vary in West Bohemia receives covid patients from the surrounding area, including from badly hit regions of Cheb and Sokolov. The intensive care unit is now almost full to capacity.

“This morning we had six beds left in the ICU ward but this number could change in an hour and in two hours everything can change again,” said Vladislav Podracky, Spokesperson, Karlovy Vary Hospital.