Stars and Stripes stripes.com 19 Dec, 2020 09:45 am

Hospital fire kills eight COVID-19 patients at ICU in Turkey

Hospital fire kills eight COVID-19 patients at ICU in Turkey
Intensive care units across Turkey currently have a 74% bed occupancy rate due to the coronavirus outbreak.

ANKARA, Turkey — A fire broke out Saturday at an intensive care unit treating COVID-19 patients in southern Turkey after an oxygen cylinder exploded, killing eight people, state-run media reported.The statement said 14 patients undergoing intensive care treatment were transferred to other hospitals.Intensive care units across Turkey currently have a 74% bed occupancy rate due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to government figures, although medical associations say the figure is higher and their hospitals are overrun with COVID-19 patients.Hospital fire kills eight COVID-19 patients at ICU in Turkey Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge.

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