In the Netherlands, obesity is called a risk factor when infected with coronavirus

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About 80% of patients with coronavirus originating in intensive care units in the Netherlands are overweight, the Chairman of the Association of specialists of intensive care units in the country diderik Gamers.

As writes on Monday, the newspaper NL Times, is now treated in intensive care in the Netherlands are 995 patients who contracted the coronavirus.

An employee of the medical centre of Rotterdam Lisbeth van Rossum explained that obesity is a risk factor for infection with coronavirus, because it weakens the immune system. However, she urged not to sit on the exhausting diet, which also negatively affects the human immune system, reports “Interfax”.

As of March, 30, the number of registered cases of infection with coronavirus in the Netherlands increased to 11750. During the day, the number infected increased by 884 people. The victims of the coronavirus in the country were 864 person, per day died 93 people.

The public health Agency stated that it has taken measures against the coronavirus result, but not as fast as expected. “This week will see whether, in practice, to smooth out the curve,” – said in a statement.

It notes that the epicenter of the epidemic – the province of North Brabant, where the people were told to stay home earlier than in other parts of the country, the number of admissions to medical institutions of patients continues to decline. However, in Gelderland, Limburg, North Holland and South Holland, the rate of incidence increase.

Intensive care units of hospitals are already working almost at capacity. At the moment there is 995 patients before the beginning of the crisis in the country was prepared only 1150 beds in intensive care units. By 1 April it is planned to increase this reserve to 1600 beds. However, the scientist-infectious disease Jakko of Wallinga believes that, most likely, in the coming weeks will need 2500 of these beds.

According to Dutch media, most taken by the authorities of restrictions, including the closure of schools, restaurants and museums, to expire on 6 April. On Tuesday, the government will decide whether to renew them or not, and, as experts believe, most likely, will make a choice in favor of maintaining the restrictions.


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