Hospitals overwhelmed as Covid cases surge in Osaka

Beds almost at capacity and an estimated 17,000 people with symptoms waiting for treatment A surge in coronavirus cases in Japan is forcing exhausted medical workers to make “heartbreaking” decisions about treatment as healthcare services are close to being overwhelmed, medics have said. In Osaka, at the centre of the country’s fourth wave of infections, hospital bedsContinue reading “Hospitals overwhelmed as Covid cases surge in Osaka”

Osaka virus patients dying at home as medical system buckles under strain of COVID-19 wave

As Osaka Prefecture’s medical system creaks under the strain of a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, people being treated at home are dying before they can be sent to hospitals. Eight coronavirus patients have died at home since March in the prefecture, officials said Wednesday. Of the eight patients, five were being treated at home,Continue reading “Osaka virus patients dying at home as medical system buckles under strain of COVID-19 wave”

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