That will allow existing hospitals to focus on patients with COVID-19, the respiratory ailment caused by the coronavirus. Worldwide, there are now more than 800,000 cases of the highly contagious illness caused by the virus and more than 39,000 deaths reported. The state reported another 332 deaths on Tuesday, raising its total to 1,550, and another 9,298 new cases. Authorities in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Chicago also were setting up field hospitals and convention centres. The medical surgery unit at New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Hudson Valley branch has 17 coronavirus patients, more than half its capacity, said nurse Emily Muzyka, 25.
Source: bd News24 March 31, 2020 15:33 UTC