(TELESUR) – Worldwide oxygen demand is 620,000 cubic meters per day, equivalent to approximately 88,000 large cylinders.
World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Wednesday warned about the shortage of oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients.
“We expect to reach a total of 10 million cases within the next week. This is a sober reminder that even as we continue research into vaccines and therapeutics, we have an urgent responsibility to do everything we can with the tools we have now to suppress transmission and save lives,” Ghebreyesus said.
As the WHO statistic revealed, the COVID-19 active cases remain in isolation and care units for a mandatory two week period and exceed recovered patient’s tally.
This situation has led to a supply shortage, especially for developing countries that do not have an accurate sanitary system and resources addressing.