Brazil: Field hospital for COVID-19 patients begins operating in Sao Paulo favela

21 мая 2020 г. 21:39

The field hospital for COVID-19 patients installed in the Heliopolis favela in Sao Paulo was inaugurated on Wednesday. Drone footage recorded on Thursday shows health workers entering the field hospital, as well as the surrounding facilities and residences. This is the fourth field hospital constructed in Sao Paulo, and it is located in the largest favela of the city. According to reports, 596 health and administrative workers were hired, and the hospital has 200 beds to attend to coronavirus patients, including 24 beds in Intensive Care Units (ICU). According to Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has recorded a total of 291,579 cases of COVID-19 and 18,859 deaths to date. In the city of Sao Paulo, 69,915 cases and 5,363 deaths have been documented.

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