Germany warns its ICU capacity may not be high enough
April 3rd, 2020 at 7:49 pm
Germany warns its ICU capacity may not be high enough

International desk – Germany, one of the most resourceful countries in Europe, has said its hospital beds and ventilators are not enough to tackle the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

The country’s head of disease control agency made the warning as the it was battling with more than 85,000 Covid-19 patients. According to the John Hopkins University more than 1,100 people were dead.

“I am very happy that the ventilation beds and intensive care capacities have been increased,” Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute, told reporters.


“Still, I cannot be sure that these capacities are sufficient enough.

“Personally, I have the opinion that they will not be enough and I am happy if I am wrong,” Wieler added, according to CNN.

“The more ventilators and intensive care beds we have, the more lives we will be able to save and therefore I ask that we continue to ask that we increase the capacities as much as possible.”

Wieler went on to say that he believes ”more people will die of Covid-19 than reported.” Germany’s mortality has rate increased to 1.2%, and Wieler warned against the assumption that the virus only affects older people — pointing out that Germany’s youngest confirmed death was a 28-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition.

Germany sent 50 ventilators to Spain to help that country battle its coronavirus outbreak, the German health minister said on Friday.

“Especially in times of coronavirus we stick together. We wish the Spanish much strength in these times,” Jens Spahn said.

More than 1 million people have contacted the virus in worldwide, first appeared in China and now wreaked havoc in Europe and America.