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Hospitals in U.S. South Run Low on Oxygen Amid Covid, Storm

  • Louisiana, hit by delta wave, now braces for storm emergencies
  • Demand for oxygen at a peak, supply chain expert Premier says

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Hospitals in the Southeast are running low on oxygen, with the worst-hit left only 12 to 24 hours worth, said Premier Inc., a hospital-supply purchasing group. 

This comes amid the region’s struggle over the summer with high numbers of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Now Hurricane Ida is set to hit the Gulf Coast in the coming days.