Yad Sarah reports demand for oxygen concentrators doubled

More than 400 oxygen concentrators were delivered to patients by Yad Sarah volunteers, and more are in stock should people need them.

The word "COVID-19" is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020.  (photo credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION/FILE PHOTO)
The word "COVID-19" is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020.
(photo credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION/FILE PHOTO)
Yad Sarah volunteers delivered 404 oxygen concentrators to people’s homes this past week, marking a 95% increase compared to two weeks ago, the NGO reported in a press release. 
The spike in COVID-19 infections across the country means more people are seeking access to oxygen-rich air. Yad Sarah CEO Moshe Cohen said that more concentrators are in stock for those who need them and that all 120 Yad Sarah branches are open as usual despite the COVID-19 restrictions. 
He added that thousands of elderly people are being helped by the Yad Sarah call center, which delivers medical gear to people’s homes at no cost to them. During the weekend, the call center is manned by non-Jewish workers in accordance with Jewish religious observance of the day of rest. 
Over the weekend, 44 Israelis died from COVID-19 infections and the total number deaths stands at 3,943. Twelve cases of the South African mutation of the novel coronavirus have been discovered in the country so far. 


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