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China built a hospital in 10 days to battle coronavirus. These 19 photos show how it got done

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Patients arrived Monday at Wuhan's Huoshenshan Hospital, the 1,000-bed treatment center constructed in 10 days as China battles the deadly coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world.

State media reported that the first patients arrived at 10 a.m., but there were no details on their conditions.

A crew of 7,000 people scrambled to build the hospital seemingly overnight, and it will be staffed with 1,400 doctors, nurses and other personnel from the People’s Liberation Army.

The 600,000-square foot hospital has 30 intensive care units and is about half isolation wards, government newspaper Yangtze Daily reported. A second hospital with 1,500 beds is also due to open this week.

As of Monday, 361 people have died and more than 17,200 have been infected in China. Elsewhere, there have been 151 confirmed cases in 23 countries and one death in the Philippines, said World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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Heavy equipment works at a construction site for a field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province on Jan. 24.
Heavy equipment works at a construction site for a field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province on Jan. 24.
Aerial photo of the site taken on Jan. 28.
Aerial photo of the site taken on Jan. 28.
Hundreds of construction workers and heavy machinery work on Jan. 28.
Hundreds of construction workers and heavy machinery work on Jan. 28.
Construction workers guide a crane on Jan. 28.
Construction workers guide a crane on Jan. 28.
Another view of the construction site on Jan. 28.
Another view of the construction site on Jan. 28.
A Jan. 30 photo of the construction site.
A Jan. 30 photo of the construction site.
Work continues on the hospital on Jan. 30.
Work continues on the hospital on Jan. 30.
Another view of the hospital on Jan. 30.
Another view of the hospital on Jan. 30.
Aerial photo shows the progress on Jan. 30.
Aerial photo shows the progress on Jan. 30.
This Feb. 1 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency shows construction workers at the site.
This Feb. 1 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency shows construction workers at the site.
The Huoshenshan Hospital on Feb. 1.
The Huoshenshan Hospital on Feb. 1.
The hospital nears completion on Feb. 2.
The hospital nears completion on Feb. 2.
Another aerial view of the hospital nearing completion on Feb. 2.
Another aerial view of the hospital nearing completion on Feb. 2.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Coronavirus: Photos show Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital built in 10 days

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