“The government has allocated us 3.5 metric tons of oxygen. The delivery was supposed to arrive at us by 17:00, but it was delivered around midnight. By that time, 25 patients had died,” D. K. Baluja, Chief Medical Officer of Jaipur Golden Hospital, told the TV channel.
Moreover, there are still more than 215 patients in critical condition in the hospital, and the oxygen supply has almost run out.
Also, in India over the past day, 346,786 cases of COVID-19 were detected. The number of deaths exceeded 2,6 thousand – this is the highest figure for the entire time of the pandemic, the Ministry of Health of the country said.
The increase in the incidence continues in the country since mid-February – during this period, the number of people being treated for coronavirus increased from about 135 thousand to more than two and a half million.
India is now in second place after the United States in the number of infected people – 16.6 million, almost 190 thousand patients have died.