Survival rate of intensive care Covid-19 patients has improved
New figures indicate coronavirus patients in critical care have a better chance of surviving now than when the pandemic started in the UK.
The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) has issued a report on Covid-19 in critical care for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which splits patients into those admitted to intensive care up to August 31 and those admitted from September 1.
The data shows that on average 39% of critical care coronavirus patients died up until the end of August, with just less than 12% dying since.
However, the Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Dr Alison Pittard, told the BBC the difference could be attributed to an insufficient amount of time having passed to accurately assess the outcomes of the later data set’s patients, many of whom may still be in hospital.
It comes as medics warn they are extremely worried about how the next few weeks will look in hospitals as the number of cases continues to rise across the UK.