Just as they are doing with the Javits Center in Manhattan, Governor Cuomo is searching for other field hospital sites to help manage the influx of coronavirus hospital cases.
The projections increased to a whopping 140,000 hospital beds needed over the coming weeks, he recently announced in a press briefing, and currently the NYC healthcare system only has about 53,000.
Cuomo previously announced they were working toward building temporary hospitals in each of the five boroughs, with hopes for 1,000 beds in each to help the overflow from hospitals.
Today they are touring the four sites that NY has identified for additional temporary hospitals that will add much needed capacity. They are: the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the Aqueduct Racetrack facility in Queens, CUNY Staten Island, and the NY Expo Center in the Bronx.
New York’s hotels are also stepping up to offer space: Just like the Four Seasons, The Plaza Hotel, the St. Regis and Yotel will provide their facilities for non-critical care patients or medical personnel. The Wythe Hotel will also offer free rooms to medical workers fighting COVID-19.
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