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German hospital chief sees first signs of Covid easing, reports Bild

German hospital chief sees first signs of Covid easing, reports Bild
FRANKFURT, May 2 — Stable new Covid-19 infection numbers in Germany are fuelling hopes that intensive care units won’t be overburdened, the head of the German hospital federation (DKG) told the mass tabloid newspaper Bild. “The majority of hospitals in Germany are feeling a first, slight...

FRANKFURT, May 2 — Stable new Covid-19 infection numbers in Germany are fuelling hopes that intensive care units won’t be overburdened, the head of the German hospital federation (DKG) told the mass tabloid newspaper Bild.“We are looking at about two weeks of relatively constant numbers in terms of new infections, which gives us confidence that we don’t have to be concerned about an exponential rise in patients in need of intensive care.” Bild said that 5,019 coronavirus patients were currently being treated in intensive care units around Germany, down from a peak of 5,106 hit on April 26 amid the country’s third wave of the pandemic.Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.

“The majority of hospitals in Germany are feeling a first, slight easing,” DKG President Gerald Gass was quoted as saying.Health officials said on Thursday that a record number of vaccinations should help turn the tide, but they cautioned that it was too soon to sound the all-clear as hospitals remain overloaded.

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