Desperate Indonesians seek oxygen as cases soar

8 July 2021
2021-07-08 11:23

Indonesia is facing a coronavirus surge as hospitals grapple with soaring cases amid widespread shortages of oxygen.  The country registered 1,040 confirmed deaths on Wednesday, the deadliest day since the start of the pandemic.

Hospitals are already beyond capacity and oxygen supplies are running out, leaving individuals to cope with caring for sick friends and relatives at home. Over the weekend, at least 33 patients with severe coronavirus infections died after the central supply of liquid medical oxygen ran out at a hospital in Yogyakarta. Indonesia, the world's fourth-most populous country, has reported nearly 2.4 million infections and almost 63-thousand confirmed deaths. 

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