ICU pressure rises


As infections rise, the pressure on intensive care beds is causing concern again.

The Federal Health Office says the occupancy rate is now 74%, but it is worse in some cantons. 

In Schaffhausen all beds are occupied and in Neuchâtel 90% are full. 

Many other cantons are running above 80%. 

The pressure on intensive care means hospitals may start to postpone routine operations once again.

Geneva is below average at 66% capacity, but Vaud is at 80%. 

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