There are now at least 30,174 confirmed cases and at least 1,012 deaths, Florida’s Department of Health said Friday.
The counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach are the most impacted; however, Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida, has by far the most cases with at least 10,701. Broward County has at least 4,570 cases.
– Javits field hospital, USNS to close
Plans are in the works to close the field hospital at the Javits Center and send the USNS Comfort hospital ship home, as cases in the city decline, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency official briefed on the matter.
The Javits facility is expected to close on May 30 and the ship will depart the New York Harbor on April 30, according to the official.
Both facilities were being used to provide relief to health care systems in the city that were being hammered with cases.