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New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, made it official today that the Javits Center in New York City’s Hudson Yards will be converted into a COVID19 field hospital, utilizing the 1.8 million square feet of space that normally holds all kinds of conventions, reports CBS New York.
Governor Cuomo first announced the Javits Center conversion on Saturday when he said that the large space was on the top of his list as action central to treat coronavirus patients, each of its four spaces inside the convention center would all have 250 beds each, totaling 1,000 beds that would be ready in about a week to 10 days.
As the number of cases increase dramatically, Governor Cuomo sees more people entering into the health care system than they can handle, leading to an over-capacity of the New York State health care system.
With the 1,000 beds dedicated to COVID19 patients, Governor Cuomo said an additional 1,000 beds could be built for lighter medical care at the Javits Center due to its enormous size, normally where Daniel plus Lauren goes for fashion trade shows, with a May event getting cancelled recently due to concerns over coronavirus.