NYC’s Javits Convention Center shifted into a hospital as the healthcare system scrambles.
The Javits Convention Center has completed its stunning transformation into a 2,000-bed hospital complex to treat coronavirus patients, reports The New York Post. A month ago, it was hosting the 117th annual Toy Fair New York.
Gov. Andrew Coumo said The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in the process of constructing four 250-bed temporary hospitals inside the venue, while the US Army Corps of Engineers is working to erect a fifth, 1,000-bed facility. Cumulatively, the hospitals would add 2,000 beds to the 53,000 in the state’s hospital system.
According to The New York Post, the city that never sleeps is inundated with 20,875 cases of coronavirus, including 12,305 in the five boroughs. So far, the disease has killed 157 people across the Empire State.