Huge Oxygen Demand Leads to Crime in Mexico Amid Pandemic

Hospitals in some parts of Mexico are almost 90% full, forcing families to treat their relatives at home. But the oxygen tanks they rely on have been the object of thefts, hijackings and fraud.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico continued to post near-record rates of coronavirus deaths Tuesday, and the huge demand for oxygen canisters has led to frauds, robberies and other crimes against families trying to care for relatives at home.

Mexico posted a near-record 1,743 newly confirmed Covid deaths in one day, bringing the total to over 152,000.

Hospitals in some parts of Mexico are almost 90% full, forcing families to . . .

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