At least 22 coronavirus patients died on Wednesday in a hospital in western India after their oxygen supply was cut off because of a problem with a gas tank, a health minister said.
The disruption only lasted half an hour, but all of the patients were severely ill and in need of constant breathing support, a hospital administrator told the broadcaster NDTV.
The incident, which took place in the city of Nashik, one of India's worst-hit areas, happened after the gas tank leaked, said Rajesh Tope, the health minister of Maharashtra state.
India reported nearly 315,000 new COVID infections in the last 24 hours.
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