Washington state is setting up a hospital for coronavirus patients at a soccer field


King County in Washington state is taking over a public soccer field to use as a hospital for people who may have coronavirus.

The facility in Shoreline is designed to accommodate up to 200 beds, according to an announcement from the city. Shoreline officials said they are hoping to save traditional hospital beds only for people with the most serious needs if there is a surge in suspected coronavirus patients.

A video from CNN affiliate KOMO shows a group of workers on Wednesday laying construction materials on the field.

However, city officials said the hospital will not be allowed to operate unless all city regulations are followed, including obtaining a permit. It is unclear when the hospital will open.

Source : CNN


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