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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