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Fresno Fairgrounds To Be Site Of Makeshift Hospital For COVID-19 Patients

The Fresno Fairgrounds will soon be the site of a makeshift hospital set up to treat potential COVID-19 patients whose cases are less severe. The effort is to take pressure off of local hospitals. “We want to prepare for the potential of this virus just having a tremendous impact on our hospitals. So fairgrounds will become a location where we can accept patients that are not in need of critical care that maybe only hospitals can provide,” said County Supervisor Nathan Magsig. The Army Corps of Engineers has been working with the Fresno County Department of Public Health to prepare the facility, said Magsig. Two hundred and fifty beds are expected to arrive any day now. Magsig said Fresno is one of eight cities in the state designated by Gov. Gavin Newsom to receive beds and other reinforcements. “We have the most people in Fresno County compared to counties from Kern all the way up to Stanislaus. And also because we’re centrally located, I think it made sense for Fresno County to be
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