To put the figures into perspective, Adventist Health White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles, California, has been recently forced to increase its LOX reserves from 6,000 gallons to 9,000.
But according to a report in Stat News, this increased supply is only expected to last the hospital about two weeks.
Mara Bryant, operations executive at Adventist Health, said: “When you’re talking about Covid, running out of oxygen would be your worst nightmare.
“You need a high flow of oxygen to try to help people breathe as they fight the virus.”
When coronavirus attacks the lungs it can make breathing a laborious task.