Field hospitals in the domestic empire are not activated despite coronavirus boom – Press Enterprise

Field hospitals in the Inner Empire will not be activated, despite a surge of coronavirus patients filling the region’s medical centers, officials in Riverside and San Bernardino provinces confirmed on Wednesday (December 30th).

There are no plans to open the sites in Riverside County, in Riverside and Indio, which included 250 beds, and the San Bernardino County sites, at the Victorville Fair and the National Orange Show Event Center in San Bernardino, together. with an unused juvenile detention center in Apple Valley.

There are not enough staff to run the facilities in a former department store in Riverside and the fair in Indio, said Shane Reichardt, a senior public information specialist at the province’s emergency management department. What’s more, the Federal Medical Stations, which came to the country in March and April, are not suited to the type of care needed during the pandemic, he said.

The field hospitals’ unavailability is a blow to efforts to relieve hospitals bursting at the seams with seriously ill COVID-19 patients. As of Monday, December 28, there was a record of 1,488 coronavirus patients in Riverside County hospitals, with 287 in intensive care.