Military building 250-bed field hospital in Seattle, other makeshift centers expected in Washington

April 1, 2020 / By Stephen Sorace | Fox News

U.S. Army soldiers have been deployed to build a 250-bed, fully functioning field hospital inside a Seattle convention center to relieve the pressure on local hospitals buckling under an influx of coronavirus patients.

Soldiers from Fort Carson, Colo., and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) near Tacoma, Wash., were working Tuesday to set up the makeshift facility inside CenturyLink Field Event Center, normally home to the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders of the MLS, for patients who do not have COVID-19.

The facility will allow local hospitals to free additional space for the rising number of patients suffering from coronavirus as the outbreak continues spreading in the state.


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