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Oxygen failure in Romania's mobile ICU kills 3 COVID-19 patients

Published : 13 Apr 2021, 00:02

  DF News Desk

People wearing face masks walk on a street in the historical center of Bucharest during COVID-19 pandemic in Bucharest, Romania, March 25, 2021. File Photo: Xinhua.

Three COVID-19 patients died on Monday in a mobile intensive care unit (ICU) in Bucharest due to a malfunction in the oxygen installation, announced the Ministry of Health in a statement, reported Xinhua.

Eight patients were in the mobile facility in the Victor Babes Hospital, one of the largest designated COVID-19 hospitals in the country, and the five surviving patients were quickly transferred, according to the statement.

The number of inpatients and the critically ill has surged recently, putting great pressure on the medical system in some large cities, including the capital Bucharest.

The coronavirus caseload surpassed 1 million in Romania on Saturday and reached 1,008,490 on Monday.