Makeshift hospital in Wuhan receives coronavirus-infected patients

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-09 00:19:16|Editor: huaxia

Photo taken on Feb. 8, 2020 shows the interior view of Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Jiangxia District of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan, the second makeshift hospital built in the city to accommodate people infected with the novel coronavirus, received the first batch of patients Saturday.

WUHAN, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The newly-built Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, received the first batch of patients infected with the virus Saturday, according to local authorities.

Replicating Beijing's SARS treatment model in 2003, Wuhan built two makeshift hospitals: Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) and Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain), which can accommodate 1,600 beds and 1,000 beds respectively.

The first batch of patients were transferred to Huoshenshan Hospital on Feb. 4 after a 10-day construction.

Chinese health authorities said Saturday that they received reports of 3,399 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 86 deaths Friday.