Venezuela: Caracas stadium turns into COVID-19 field hospital as cases surge

One of the country's largest sports arenas, the Poliedro de Caracas stadium in Caracas, was transformed into a COVID-19 field hospital amid a spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, as seen in Saturday footage. Venezuelan military personnel were spotted erecting tents on the parking lot outside the stadium as well as medical equipment and modules inside the premises with a reported total capacity of 1,200 beds. Venezuela is among the hardest hit in South America with recorded 18,574 cases of COVID-19 and 164 deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

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