Army Corps of Engineers Eyeing Sites For Additional Field Hospitals

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Army Corps of Engineers Eyeing Sites For Additional Field Hospitals

As the country prepares for an expected wave of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, the Army Corps of Engineers said it has had an increase in requests for field hospitals. (AP Photo) STATEWIDE — There are now more than 10,000 positive coronavirus cases in Florida. The majority of the cases are in the Miami-Dade area but the number of cases have risen quickly in Central Florida and the Tampa Bay area. Based on the current White House models, health officials predict Florida’s coronavirus peak will happen in early May. As the country prepares for an expected wave of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, the Army Corps of Engineers said it has had an increase in requests for field hospitals. Florida does have sites for field hospitals but there is a push for more. Charter Communications has temporarily opened its live stream free to the public. You can watch Spectrum News via our live stream on your desktop or laptop without a subscription by visiting our website and clicking “Watch Live” in the upper right. Charter also is temporarily offering free broadband and wifi access for 60 days to teachers and families with K-12 or college students. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. The company also will open more than half a million wifi hotspots across the country. The army corps said the requests made by cities for field hospitals shot up this past week. They have now assessed more than 80 potential spots across the country – and these include hotels, convention centers, arenas, college dorms and other locations. They expect to have to look at even more. On Friday, the army corps general said he’s concerned about the numbers in Florida. And how many hospitals that could mean. “I’m personally worried about Florida, OK,” said Army Corps of […]

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