Santa Clara Opens Convention Center As Federal Medical Station

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Santa Clara’s been hit hard by the virus: now, the county is opening up the city of Santa Clara’s convention center for use as a federal medical station to treat people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The site will be equipped with beds for as many as 250 people, as well as medical supplies and medicine for patients who are showing less acute signs of the virus. The facility is being managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It can support up to 250 patients for three days before needing to replenish supplies. As of Tuesday night, there have been 16 deaths and 375 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.