Boston Convention Center Will Be A Coronavirus Field Hospital

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As Massachusetts prepares for the expected surge of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is being converted into a field hospital.

Speaking on Wednesday at the DCU Center in Worcester, which is also being turned into a 250-bed medical center, Gov. Baker said several centers and arenas around the state will be undergoing similar transformations.

“There are going to be ultimately strategies for the Cape, for the South Coast, for Western Mass, for Merrimack Valley, and for Boston," Baker said. "And each strategy is going to be based on the existing capacity that exists in each of those places.”

Baker said on Monday that health experts are projecting a major spike in the number of coronavirus infections in the state between April 7-17.

While the convention center has more than two million square feet of space, Baker did not mention how many beds it would hold as a makeshift hospital.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reports:

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