Javits Center temporary hospital in NYC to close after treating just a 1,000 ...

The temporary field hospital set up at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center is closing on Friday, after treating 1,000 COVID-19 patients.

The last few dozen patients who were treated at the facility are scheduled to be released by the end of day.

While the makeshift hospital is expected to close, the facility and three other military-run field hospitals in the area will not be entirely taken apart.

The last few dozen patients who were treated at the temporary hospital at the Javits Center are scheduled to be released by the end of day

The last few dozen patients who were treated at the temporary hospital at the Javits Center are scheduled to be released by the end of day

While the makeshift hospital is expected to close, the facility and three other military-run field hospitals in the area will not be entirely taken apart

While the makeshift hospital is expected to close, the facility and three other military-run field hospitals in the area will not be entirely taken apart

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will keep key equipment and supplies in the event New York is hit by a second wave of the coronavirus, ABC 7 reports. 

'Just being able to actually leverage our technology and our skills to this situation has been amazing, and just the cooperation between the forces is absolutely incredible,' a medic familiar with the facility, said. 

'So I'm actually very fortunate to be in a position to help the way we are.'

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will keep key equipment and supplies in the event New York is hit by a second wave of the coronavirus

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will keep key equipment and supplies in the event New York is hit by a second wave of the coronavirus

A spokesperson for FEMA shared that the decision to pull from the Javits Center came as the state was experiencing a flattening in the number of deaths from the coronavirus

A spokesperson for FEMA shared that the decision to pull from the Javits Center came as the state was experiencing a flattening in the number of deaths from the coronavirus

A spokesperson for FEMA shared that the decision to pull from the Javits Center came as the state was experiencing a flattening in the number of deaths from the coronavirus. 

FEMA placed the ominous $5.1 million order for ‘human remain pouches’ on April 21, following just weeks after a separate order for 100,000 body bags was made by the agency, and in anticipation for a possible second wave of the virus. 

As of Friday, more than 311,000 people in the state have been infected with the coronavirus. Some 23,796 New Yorkers have died.  

'We are encouraged by the data which suggest the curve is flattening in New York and we are working with the city and state to begin the strategic drawdown of resources,' the FEMA spokesperson said to Gothamist, last week.  

'Facing an invisible enemy isn't easy. It takes courage, compassion and a commitment to a higher purpose,' the Javits Center said in a Thursday Twitter post. 'Thank you to all the frontline workers who have risen to the challenge'

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