An article from NZ City.
The Health Ministry reported there were 853 Covid-19 patients in hospital yesterday, including seven in ICU, and seven patients died.
Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society’s regional chair says prior to covid – up to 15 percent of elective surgeries were cancelled due to a lack of ICU capacity.
Craig Carr says Covid is causing that rate to rise – and the community fears essential cancer and cardiac surgery will be next – as they’re seeing from colleagues overseas.
He says if you’re eligible for a booster and haven’t had one – please do – and if we’re all kind and patient with one another we can get through this together.