There were 170 patients being treated for Covid-19 in intensive care on Saturday, the lowest that patient load has been since March 16. It was a decrease of 10 compared to Friday, with the week ending with 57 fewer patients than at the start.
The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care again remained stable on Friday with 180 people being treated in the critical care department. There was a decrease of two patients compared to the previous day, according to patient coordination office LCPS.
There were seven fewer patients with Covid-19 in intensive care on Thursday, according to patient coordination office LCPS. The total number of patients was down to 182, when earlier it was predicted to fall to 150 this week.
"The decline in the number of COVID patients in the ICU is currently slowing down compared to earlier," said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the ROAZ, the country's network of acute care providers. At the same time, in the remaining hospital departments, 695 people were being treated for Covid-19, a decrease of 28.
There were 189 people being treated in intensive care on Wednesday for Covid-19, patient coordination office LCPS said. The increase of one patient followed the previous day's reporting of a substantial 16 percent decrease in the critical care departments.
For the first time since mid-March, the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care was below 200. There was a 16 percent decrease in patients from Monday afternoon, dropping to a total of 188 people on Tuesday, according to patient coordination office LCPS.
Figures from non-profit intensive care organization NICE also showed that no ICU patients with the coronavirus disease died in that same 24 hour period.
There was no change in the number of Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care on Monday, which remained level at 223. There were 756 people being treated for the disease in other hospital wards, making Monday the second day straight where less than a thousand people still needed hospital care for Covid-19.
The number of ICU patients is expected to fall by a third this week, said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the Dutch acute care provider's network. He continued his stance that there would be about 150 Covid-19 patients in intensive care later this week.
The Netherlands had over 1,400 patients with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care on April 9, but sometime next week that figure is expected be a small fraction of what it was. In the 43 days since, the number of intensive care cases has gone down 41 times down to 252, according to data from the Dutch patient coordination office LCPS.
There were 255 people with Covid-19 in intensive care on Thursday, a decrease of 20 compared to a day earlier. Six weeks after ICUs reached their peak number of Covid-19 cases, the critical care departments have now taken on more patients without Covid-19 in nearly two months.
There were 275 Covid-19 patients in intensive care on Wednesday, a decrease of 18 since Tuesday and the lowest total since March 18. In the 41 days since the peak of 1,417 intensive care cases was reached on April 9, the number of patients being treated in ICU has gone down 39 times.
"The number of COVID patients in the ICU is falling rapidly," said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the acute care providers network in the Netherlands. Outside the ICU, Covid-19 patients were also reducing, but at a lower rate. Only one Dutch patient was still being treated in Germany.
For the first time since March 19, the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care in the Netherlands fell below 300. There were 293 people being cared for in ICU on Tuesday, a decrease of nine percent, with 30 fewer patients in intensive care compared to the previous day, according to patient coordination office LCPS.
The number of Covid-19 patients requiring intensive care went down by 26 over the course of single day, patient coordination office LCPS said. The seven percent decrease took place a day after the LCPS reported its first increase in ICU patients in over five weeks.
There were three more Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care on Sunday, the first day-to-day increase since April 11. The slight increase followed a week where the volume of Covid-19 patients in ICU fell by over 35 percent.
“After the rapid decrease last week, the number of ICU patients stabilized over the past 24 hours. The next few days will show whether the decline continues,” said Ernst Kuipers, who leads acute care providers in the Netherlands.
There were 346 people being treated in intensive care for Covid-19 on Saturday, 32 fewer than the previous day. The 8.5 percent decrease was the second in a row to far outpace earlier projections by the patient coordination office LCPS.
“The number of Covid ICU patients has decreased by 36 percent in the past week, relatively faster than in the previous three weeks,” said Ernst Kuipers, from the Dutch acute care network.
There were 378 patients from the Netherlands in intensive care on Friday receiving treatment for Covid-19. Just three of those patients were being treated in Germany, compared to a month ago when 58 were in German medical facilities.
The improvement in the country's ICU situation over the past week was largely due to more patients being discharged. A total of 110 people who were treated in intensive care were released from the hospital in the week ending Friday, and 16 people have died, according to preliminary figures from nonprofit organization NICE.
There were 410 patients from the Netherlands with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care on Thursday. The total was 22 fewer than the number of people in ICU on Wednesday, and it was the lowest total of Covid-19 patients there since March 20.
"The percentage decline continues to accelerate this week compared to the past three weeks," said Ernst Kuipers, who leads the acute care providers network in the country. "That is a good development. The released ICU capacity will be fully utilized for other care."
A greater number of patients were being treated for illnesses other than Covid-19 in intensive care units across the Netherlands. The amount of people in ICU without Covid-19 on Wednesday was at its highest level since mid-March, said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the country's acute care network.
'We now see that non-COVID care is at a higher level than in the past two months. It is a good sign that other healthcare is expanding again," Kuipers said.
There was another seven percent decrease in the number of Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU in the Netherlands on Tuesday, with 35 fewer people in intensive care. "For the first time in a long time, there will be more non-COVID than COVID patients in Dutch ICUs," said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the Dutch acute care network.
All together there were 463 people with Covid-19 in ICU, and 462 people being treated for other health issues. All regional health services said that they were running their ICUs below full capacity for the first time in two months.
For the first time since March 22 the number of patients in intensive care for Covid-19 fell below 500. There were 498 patients in ICU from the Netherlands on Monday, down nine from the previous day.
It was the 30th straight with fewer people in ICU, according to patient distribution office LCPS. Of the Dutch patient total, 15 were being treated in Germany.
There were 507 intensive care patients from the Netherlands being treated for Covid-19 on Sunday, a decrease of 34. It was the 29th day in a row where the Netherlands showed fewer patients requiring intensive care for the coronavirus disease.
The decline meant that for the first time since the mid-March, Dutch intensive care units were operating with a more average patient load. After nearly a month of reduced pressure due to the global pandemic, Dutch hospitals have increasingly accepted more ICU patients without Covid-19. That total stood at 418 patients on Sunday.
The number of intensive care patients receiving care for respiratory illness Covid-19 has fallen every day for four straight weeks. There were 541 patients from the Netherlands in ICU on Saturday, a decrease of 23.
Despite recording the fewest number of patients in ICU since March 22, when 480 people with Covid-19 were receiving care, the country's leading representative of urgent care providers asked the public to remain vigilant and continue to keep physical distance.
There were 564 patients with Covid-19 in intensive care on Friday, down by 20 from a day earlier. Overall, the number of Dutch patients in ICU has fallen by 60 percent since April 9 when there were 1,417 patients being treated for the coronavirus disease.
A total of 584 patients from the Netherlands were being treated for Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, in intensive care units on Thursday. That was a decrease of 42 compared to Wednesday, and the 26th straight day of decrease, the patient coordination office LCPS reported on Thursday.
With Dutch hospitals treating fewer and fewer Covid-19 patients in intensive care after nearly three straight weeks of daily declines, occupancy in ICU has returned to a normal level. There were 708 ICU patients from the Netherlands in intensive care on Saturday, patient coordination office LCPS confirmed.
"The overall ICU occupancy of 1098 patients in the Netherlands is within normal ICU capacity again. This gives the ICU staff space to catch their breath," said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the acute care network in the Netherlands.
There were 735 patients from the Netherlands in intensive care on Friday receiving treatment for Covid-19, a decline of over 48 percent since April 9, when 1,417 people were in ICU. The total number of patients, the lowest since March 24, on Friday was 48 fewer than a day earlier, the 20th straight daily decline.
To date, some 2,806 Covid-19 patients have been treated in ICU, of which 710 have died. Another 660 were released, and 652 were transferred to another department, according to nonprofit organization NICE.