Feb 3, 2020 - Health

China completes new Wuhan coronavirus hospital in 10 days

Workers continue to build Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital on February 2, 2020 in Wuhan, China

Workers at the new Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital in China on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

Medical teams and supplies were arriving Monday at the newly built Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital, a 1,000-bed center for the treatment of patients of the novel coronavirus, per Chinese government officials and state media.

Why it matters: Wuhan is the epicenter of the virus that's killed 361 people in China and one person in the Philippines. It has infected more than 17,000 people in mainland China and around 200 in 26 other countries and regions. The hospital was built in 10 days.

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