Field Hospital Built in Central Park as Statewide Deaths in New York Pass 1,000

Work on an emergency field hospital in Central Park began on Sunday, March 29, with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio saying 68 beds would be ready at the site by Tuesday.

The hospital will be run in partnership by the Mount Sinai Health System, which has a hospital nearby, and Samaritan’s Purse, a faith-based charity run by the Rev Franklin Graham.

The field hospital will have a respiratory care unit with ICU capability, local media said.

The Jacob Javits Center also underwent transformation into a field hospital with the capacity for 1,000 beds. Locations at SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Old Westbury, and the Westchester Convention Center were announced as part of Gov Andrew Cuomo’s plan to supply the growing number of coronavirus patients statewide. The number of fatalities from COVID-19 has passed 1,000 by Monday. Credit: @murray_nyc via Storyful