Emergency hospital going up in Central Park as coronavirus cases rise

Members of the international Christian humanitarian organization Samaritans's Purse, put the finishing touches on a field hospital in New York's Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City. The group, which is led by Franklin Graham, has deployed to help combat the coronavirus outbreak in New York. Samaritan's Purse will open a 68-bed field hospital that is specifically equipped to serve as a respiratory care unit.

Workers set up a camp in front of Mount Sinai West Hospital inside Central Park on March 29, 2020 in New York City.

A Samaritan's Purse crew works on building an emergency field hospital equipped with a respiratory unit in New York's Central Park across from the Mount Sinai Hospital, March 29, 2020.

A Samaritan's Purse crew works on building an emergency field hospital equipped with a respiratory unit in New York's Central Park across from the Mount Sinai Hospital, March 29, 2020.

People walk by Central Park as workers set up a camp in front of Mount Sinai West Hospital on March 29, 2020 in New York City.

A Samaritan's Purse crew works on building an emergency field hospital equipped with a respiratory unit in New York's Central Park across from the Mount Sinai Hospital, March 29, 2020.

People set up hospital beds in an emergency field hospital to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City. The field hospital is the work of the Samaritan's Purse organization and will add 68 hospital beds specifically equipped to serve as a respiratory care unit and to be administered by Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

Members of the international Christian humanitarian organization Samaritans's Purse, put the finishing touches on a field hospital in New York's Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City.

Beds are lined up in a tent as volunteers from the International Christian relief organization Samaritans Purse set up an Emergency Field Hospital for patients suffering from the coronavirus in Central Park across Fifth Avenue from Mt. Sinai Hospital on March 30, 2020 in New York.

A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City.

Tents are seen in an emergency field hospital to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City.

A person sets up power and oxygen lines in an emergency field hospital to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City.

People stock medical supplies in an emergency field hospital to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City.

People set up hospital beds in an emergency field hospital to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/news/health/2020/03/31/emergency-hospital-going-up-central-park-coronavirus-cases-rise-covid-19/5093461002/

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