Temporary hospital coming to Coachella Valley amid COVID-19 crisis

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INDIO (CNS) - A temporary hospital will soon be set up at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio, in proximity to where all six of the county's reported deaths associated with COVID-19 have occurred, a county spokeswoman confirmed today. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that two “field hospitals'' had arrived in California, sent by the federal government to help beef up the state's hospital bed capacity. A half-dozenx more are expected, Newsom said, which will combine to add 2,000 hospital beds out of the 50,000 Newsom said California needs to accommodate the influx of expected hospitalizations associated with the novel coronavirus. Brooke Federico, a Riverside County spokeswoman, confirmed the “federal medical station'' slated for Riverside County will be erected at the Ind
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