The number of patients being treated at overflow hospitals in New York City has more than doubled in the last two days, the Department of Defense says.
On Thursday, military doctors and nurses were treating 189 patients at the overflow hospital at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, including 15 patients who are being treated in an intensive care unit inside the facility. The Navy hospital ship, the U.S.N.S. Comfort, currently has 53 patients, including 10 who are critically ill with COVID-19.
On Tuesday, the two facilities had fewer than 100 patients combined.