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Coronavirus

Japan homebound patients face shortage of oximeters and oxygenators

Rapid rise in COVID cases creates demand surge for medical devices

A newly established oxygen station in Tokyo: Oxygen concentrators are set beside each bed. (Photo by Yo Inoue)

TOKYO -- The number of coronavirus patients in Japan told to recuperate at home has surged to the point where there is a near shortage of medical devices needed for treatment.

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