Over Half Of ICU Patients In Sweden Have Covid-19

The majority of patients that occupy ICU places in Sweden have been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Of the 464 ICU spots currently occupied, 237 are occupied by covid-19 patients.

“It looks like you don’t need to have been very seriously ill in the first instance in order to have serious symptoms later, it affects even those who had mild symptoms,” said Thomas Lindén, department head at the National Board of Health and Welfare, adding that young people and children, who typically present less severe initial symptoms, could be affected by complications later on down the track.

In light of the current circumstance, the Swedish government is now asking the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU) to investigate long term Covid-19 effects, to better equip the healthcare sector in the coming months.

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