Biden to announce new federal medical team deployments to help hospitals grappling with Covid-19 surge
Washington (CNN) President Joe Biden is expected to deliver remarks on Thursday announcing a new wave of federally deployed medical teams to six states to help hospitals combat Covid-19, a White House official told CNN.
The military medical teams will support the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Henry Ford Hospital outside Detroit, University of New Mexico hospital in Albuquerque and University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, the official said.
"These teams will be providing relief, triaging patients, helping to decompress overwhelmed emergency departments, and freeing up health care providers to continue other lifesaving care.
They will be working alongside health care workers on the front lines to give them the support they need," the official added.
More than 151,000 Americans were in the hospital with Covid-19 nationwide on Wednesday, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.
And the US averaged more than 747,260 new Covid-19 cases daily over the last week, according to Johns Hopkins University data.