ICU beds fill up as 'tired and strained' staff battle third wave

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  • The number of ICU beds has shrunk recently and health officials fear that figure may fall even further in the coming days.
  • "We are in a rising third wave of the pandemic", notes Thomas Lindén, healthcare director at the National Board of Health and Welfare.
  • Making things worse is the fact that medical staff, who've worked through the pandemic for more than a year now, are tired and strained.