COVID-19 ICU beds in the country 74% occupied

The Philippines’ intensive care unit beds for COVID-19 cases are already 74% utilized, the Department of Health said Monday.

Latest data from the DOH showed that 72% of the total 1,400 ICU beds in the National Capital Region are already occupied, placing it under the “high-risk” category.

The occupancy rate is considered high-risk if it is over 70% but less than 85%.

Seventy-percent of the 14,800 ward beds nationwide are also utilized, while the 4,200 ward beds in the capital region are 72% occupied.

Further, 53% of the country’s 3,200 mechanical ventilators are in use, while 59% of the 1,200 ventilators in Metro Manila are occupied.

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