İrem GÖL -TDO- According to the Russian Emergency Ministry, several coronavirus patients have been killed, and about 150 were evacuated after a fire in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Russia. Local media reported that at least five patients were killed. Also, the ministry said to Russian news agencies that the cause of the fire was overloaded ventilators.
The news agency Interfax wrote: “Ventilators are at their limit. According to preliminary data, there was on overload, and the machine ignited, which caused the fire.” The Saint George hospital was repurposed to treat the coronavirus patients recently.
By Tuesday, Russia reported 10,899 new cases bringing the total number of cases in the country to 232,243. The government said Russia had done more than 5.6 million tests and President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that by mid-May the capacity would be doubled to carry out 300,000 tests daily.