Manaus: Brazilian city in oxygen crisis


Widespread media reports suggest that hospitals in the Brazilian city of Manaus have reached ‘breaking point’ in their treatment of growing numbers of Covid-19 patients, as oxygen shortages take hold in the region.

The city, with a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, in Amazonas state and around 3,900km North of the city of Sao Paulo, is understood to be experiencing a surge in both infections and fatalities and now at the mercy of dwindling oxygen supply.

gasworld understands from its sources in the region that there were already local reports about shortages in distant cities in the north of Brazil and in the state of Amazonas in the months leading up to this new crisis in Manaus.

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