According to La Tercera, the Chilean Society of Intensive Medicine (Sochimi) reported that on Sunday there was an increase in demand for critical beds of patients with coronavirus, reaching an occupancy level, on average, of 95% in Santiago.
According to the Sochimi daily survey, the most overloaded services correspond to the South-East region of the country–where the Sótero del Río, Padre Hurtado, and La Florida hospitals are located–, and which has registered 100% occupancy. Meanwhile, the West and Central services register 97%, while the North has 95%.
At the national level, the Metropolitan Region also has the highest demand for intensive places in Chile, with 95% (nine out of ten beds for critically ill patients are being used), followed by the regions of Valparaíso and El Maule, with over 80% of occupancy.
At a general level, the report also details that there are 2,068 intensive beds nationwide, and, of that total, 1,120 are being occupied by patients infected with COVID-19.