2 COVID patients dead after power outage at Jordanian hospital

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s health minister says two coronavirus patients have died at a hospital in Amman after a short circuit knocked out power at the facility’s intensive care unit.

Health Minister Firas Al-Hawari tells state media that two people were confirmed dead at the hospital.

Investigators are working to determine the cause and whether the power outage was responsible for the deaths. Former health minister Nathir Obeidat resigned earlier this year after several COVID-19 patients died at a government hospital in Salt when their oxygen supply ran out.

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