Governor Newsom Announces Progress in Expanding Hospital Capacity to Fight Coming Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Monday, April 6, 2020

At former basketball arena being transformed into an alternate care site, Governor announces state has already secured up to 4,613 additional beds to fight COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the health care delivery system

California is setting up eight federal medical stations across the state and has leased and reopened two recently shuttered hospitals to accommodate overflow patients

Last month, the USNS Mercy docked near Los Angeles to ease strain on health care delivery system resources