Sick People Need Oxygen – level 2

08-02-2021 15:00

A second wave of the coronavirus hit Nigeria and it brought problems with oxygen for COVID-19 patients.

Hospitals reported more than 65,000 sick people since Autumn or Fall last year and they needed seven times more oxygen than before. In November, factories which produced oxygen started to have problems because the number of patients grew very quickly. Officials decided to build two new factories and they plan to build even more.

Some COVID-19 patients need a lot of oxygen because they have big problems with their breathing. Some patients do not need so much oxygen, and it is the reason why it is not easy to know how much oxygen hospitals will need.

Difficult words: wave (when many people become sick in a short time), oxygen (a gas which people need to live), produce (to make something in a factory).

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