Samaritan’s Purse Opens Coronavirus Field Hospitals in North Carolina and California

Samaritan’s Purse sets up a field hospital in Los Angeles County, January 2021. | Samaritan’s Purse

As COVID-19 cases are rising in nearly every state in the U.S., the Christian disaster relief organization Samaritan’s Purse has announced the opening of two emergency field hospitals — one in North Carolina and the other in California — to care for people suffering from the disease.

Samaritan’s Purse has opened an Emergency Field Hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina, and is preparing to open one in Lancaster, California, as “a steady influx of patients” is expected to arrive “over the next several days,” the group, led by evangelist Franklin Graham, said.

Last Thursday, the country reported more than 4,100 deaths due to COVID-19, and on Friday, 300,594 new cases were reported, both single-day records, according to The New York Times. Thus far, more than 374,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar