Indonesia virus patients die due to lack of oxygen

5 July 2021
2021-07-05 10:46

Dozens of coronavirus patients died after a public hospital on Indonesia's main island of Java ran out of liquid oxygen amid a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, a hospital official said on Sunday.

At least 33 patients with severe coronavirus infections died after the central supply of liquid medical oxygen ran out late on Saturday at Dr. Sardjito General Hospital in Yogyakarta due to delays from suppliers over the weekend. The oxygen shortage in the city's largest hospital was due to an increase in patients arriving in deteriorating condition. Indonesia is battling an explosion of COVID-19 cases that has strained its health care system.

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