According to the data released by the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s federal disease control agency, as of 00:00 local time on December 4, Germany has a total of 1,130,238 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 23,449 new cases; 432 new deaths, a total of 18,034 cases, and the epidemic data continues to remain high. .
Germany’s medical system is currently overloaded, and the nursing staff is seriously insufficient. On average, each hospital currently has only three critical care beds available, which has never happened before, according to Marcos, a spokesman for the Society of Intensive Care Medicine quoted by German newspaper Le Monde. The serious shortage of nursing staff makes the situation worse.
According to the statistics of the German Interdisciplinary Intensive Critical and Emergency Medicine Association, the shortage of critical care personnel in Germany in the second group of the epidemic is as high as 3,500 to 4,000. Many hospital nursing staff have to stop working when infected, and the operation of hospitals has been greatly affected.