As many as five patients died at a hospital in Uttarakhand's Roorkee due to a shortage in oxygen supply, reported ANI. The Haridwar district administration has issued an order to investigate the matter and a committee has been formed, the district magistrate said.

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As India is reeling under a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, with more than 300,000 cases being reported daily, several hospitals across the country are running dry of medical oxygen. They're sending frantic SOSs over the stock left with them.

As many as 24 COVID-19 patients died on Monday at a hospital in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar due to a shortage in oxygen supply. 

12 patients died on Friday at a Delhi hospital due to the same reason. Before that, 25 COVID-19 patients died at a premiere Delhi hospital as it ran out of oxygen supply.

Hospitals in Uttar Pardesh's Meerut and Lucknow reported deaths due to the same reason.

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Meanwhile, Haridwar was the site where a mass religious gathering, the Kumbh Mela, was organised in which millions participated as India faced an aggressive second wave of COVID-19.