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Pandemic takes a worrying turn across Europe sending hospitals reeling

Hospitalisations skyrocketed in more than a dozen countries in Europe, with admissions soaring beyond the peak reached last spring in a swathe from Austria to Portugal.

Health workers wheel a Covid-19 patient into an ambulance in Paris
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Health workers wheel a Covid-19 patient into an ambulance in Paris

By Jason Gale | Bloomberg
Surging coronavirus cases across Europe and North America are filling intensive-care beds, straining hospitals and prompting some to warn of critical shortages, as the global pandemic takes a worrying turn.
 
Hospitalizations skyrocketed in more than a dozen countries in Europe, with admissions soaring beyond the peak reached last spring in a swathe from Austria to Portugal. In the U.S., where new daily cases topped a record 92,000 Friday, hospitalization rates have climbed 12% over the past month, with more than one in six inpatients in South Dakota having the coronavirus, government data show.

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First Published: Oct 31 2020 | 11:16 AM IST

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