THE BRAZILIAN CITY OF MANAOS RUNS OUT OF OXYGEN FOR NEWBORNS
Brazilian health authorities have begun to organizes transfers of dozens of premature babies hospitalized in the city of Manaus to other states in the face of hospital collapse and the lack of oxygen bottles due to an outbreak of coronavirus.
The babies will travel accompanied by their mothers to the states of Maranhao, Paraná, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo, where they will be hospitalized again. Along with them will go other patients, up to a total of 235, according to the state agency Agencia Brasil.
According to the Ministry of Health, the capital of the state of Amazonas got oxygen bottles for the children for a period of 48 hoursHowever, the main difficulty lies in getting orders for this gas to the Amazon periodically due to its difficulty in transportation.
Venezuela has announced a first shipment of two trucks with oxygen bottles, which will be followed by at least another one with used containers that will be refilled in the South American country.
Brazil has registered 1,138 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in it is the fourth consecutive day with more than a thousand deaths. So far this pandemic, 208,246 people have lost their lives due to the disease and another 2,701 deaths are under investigation. Likewise, other 69,189 cases, bringing the total to 8,393,492 infections.
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