The United States wants to establish hundreds of emergency hospitals to reduce the pressure that the coronavirus has placed on the healthcare system.
On Tuesday, about 16,000 new infections were diagnosed, bringing the number of infections in the country to a total of nearly 180,000.
Due to the high rate of contamination, the US military is looking for hotels, dormitories, convention centres, and large open spaces to accommodate 341 emergency hospitals.
Chief of the US military engineering department Todd Semonite said on Tuesday in the Good Morning America television program.
The military’s engineering department is already converting a convention centre in New York into an emergency hospital with at least a thousand beds. A field hospital is also being set up in Central Park. New York is the epicentre of the corona outbreak in the United States, with nearly 76,000 people infected with the virus.
Convention centres are also being converted into emergency hospitals in American cities New Orleans, Los Angeles and Chicago.