A fire broke out at a COVID-19 hospital in Ploiesti, Romania, on Thursday, November 11, killing two patients and injuring a nurse. This incident follows a trail of deadly hospital fires that have taken place in Romania in recent months.

The fire, which was quickly extinguished, broke out at around 0200 GMT and affected one room. Fifteen patients in the wing were moved to another hospital.

There were more than 17,400 COVID-19 patients, including 310 children, being treated in Romanian hospitals on Thursday, including 1,823 in intensive care units. Romania has the second lowest vaccination rate in the European Union and one of the highest COVID-19 mortality rates in the world, with record daily infection numbers throughout October stretching its hospitals.

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