More than 90 percent of ICU beds for critically-ill COVID-19 patients are now occupied in Seoul.
According to the health ministry on Tuesday, 314 out of 345 ICU beds in the capital city were occupied as of 5 p.m. Monday, posting an occupancy rate of 91 percent. That’s up three-point-two percentage points from the previous day.
The rate for Gyeonggi Province stood at 86-point-nine percent and for Incheon 83-point-five percent, raising the rate for the overall Seoul Metro Area to 88-point-five percent.
This means there are only 31 ICU beds for seriously-ill COVID-19 patients in Seoul, 33 in Gyeonggi and 13 in Incheon.
The number of COVID-19 patients suffering from serious symptoms has remained in the 600s for the sixth consecutive day. On Monday, the figure climbed to a record 661, further raising concerns about the lack of ICU beds.