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COVID surge prompts sobering projections for Europe's hospitals

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As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in several European hot spots, hospitals in some countries are shuffling patients to find intensive care unit (ICU) beds, and the World Health Organization's (WHO's) European office today warned that hospitals in nearly all of the region's countries could face similar challenges in the months ahead.Some nations already face pressureIn the Netherlands, hospitalizations are at their highest levels since May, with roughly half of ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, according to Reuters.

In some instances, patients were taken across the border to Germany for care, and some facilities have cut back on other procedures, such as cancer treatment and heart surgery, to make room for COVID-19 patients.Meanwhile

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