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Covid-19: Packed hospitals raised death risk by 20% – BBC News

One in three trusts in England was running above safe levels of bed occupancy by the end of 2020.



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By Rachel SchraerHealth reporter
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Covid-19 patients in England’s busiest intensive care units in 2020 were 20% more likely to die, University College London research has found.
The increased risk was equivalent to gaining a decade in age.
By the end of 2020, one in three hospital trusts in England was running at higher than 85% capacity.
Eleven trusts were completely full on 30 December, and the total number of people in intensive care with Covid has continued to rise…

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