Brazil: Field hospital for COVID-19 patients in Maracana stadium begins operating

The field hospital installed next to Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium was inaugurated and began operating on Saturday. The hospital can be seen operating with 170 of the planned 400 beds. Of the 170, 50 are for intensive care and 120 for general care. The remaining 230 are expected to be available by May 15. Walace Freitas, a taxi driver passing by the stadium, said the hospital, which was... Еще built in 38 days, would not be very effective. «I think this hospital will not be able to cope because the number of cases here in Brazil has already exceeded the numbers in China.» According to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, the country currently has 156,862 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10,739 people have died with the disease.

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