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Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 73 on Saturday to a total of 574. New confirmed cases rose by 3,135 to 27,069, health minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.
He added that 20,065 tests for the virus had been carried out in Turkey over the last 24 hours.
Test sayısında 20.000’i aştık. İyileşen toplam hasta sayımız 1.000’i geçti. Virüs, gücünü temas ortamından alıyor. Virüse bu fırsatı tanımayalım. Evde kalalım. Yeni uygulamada davranışlarıyla herkese örnek olan gençlere teşekkür ediyorum.https://t.co/RVlhe7786O pic.twitter.com/Anu01vZPU8
In the UK, oxygen supplies at a Hertfordshire hospital became so precarious last week that officials considered how to decide who should receive the gas and who should miss out and likely die, the Guardian understands.
The oxygen system at Watford general hospital came close to breaking point on Saturday, when a critical incident was declared and staff had to tell the public not to come to the hospital. Some patients were moved out to prevent the vital system failing.
Last week, health planners in Hertfordshire, where more than 800 cases of coronavirus have been recorded, became so concerned about oxygen supplies they alerted the military that they might need help.
A senior clinician said: “They were [consulting] the hospital ethics committee every day and considering who they were not going to oxygenate and ventilate if they needed it, and making decisions about who would be triaged to not have oxygen and die.”
Related: Hertfordshire hospital forced to consider who should be refused oxygen
Exclusive story today (link in bio) of what happened at Watford general hospital where the situation became so precarious last week that officials considered how to decide who should get oxygen and who should miss out and likely die. Healthcare planners in the area pleaded with the government and the NHS to urgently approve works to the hospital’s oxygen system and warned NHS England on Wednesday that the situation was critical. On Friday, the day before the hospital had to declare a critical incident, the planners considered making a military aid request and began a process that could allow the armed forces to step in and help. #coronavirusnews #coronavirus @guardian