US hospital converts nearby parking lot into Covid care facility

Reno (United States) (AFP) – To cope with an influx of coronavirus patients, a hospital in Reno in the western US state of Nevada has transformed two floors of a nearby parking garage into a care unit dealing with patients experiencing less severe symptoms. The space gives Renown Health Hospital patients and staff a secure environment that has direct access to key hospital facilities — lab, pharmacy, food services — while freeing up intensive care unit beds in the main building for the most severe cases. The site was constructed in just 10 days back in April, when specialized companies were …

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