Wuhan city in Hubei Province of China has plans to create additional hospitals to help treat patients infected with the new coronavirus.
The virus, which is known to have originated in the city, has infected 24,527 people worldwide, and led to 492 deaths. Of the total confirmed cases, 24,324 are in mainland China.
To cater to the increasing patients, Wuhan intends to convert three existing venues into hospitals.
The Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center, Hongshan Gymnasium and a cultural building complex, named Wuhan Livingroom, will be converted into hospitals with 3,400 beds in total, reported Xinhua.
These makeshift hospitals will cater to patients with mild coronavirus-related symptoms.
A total of 11 hospitals are set to be created in the city. One of the previously announced makeshift hospitals, the 1000-bed Huoshenshan Hospital is now complete and accepting patients.
Another 1,600-bed hospital is under construction.