USA Today reports:
The U.S. hit another grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic Monday, recording its 3,000 death as the nation’s most populated cities put out cries for aid and extra hospital beds. The latest numbers — 3,170 deaths and more than 164,000 confirmed infections in the U.S. as of early Tuesday — come as cities across the nation struggle find adequate health care for patients.
In New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, mayors and governors are working on alternative hospital arrangements. In Illinois, there are plans to convert Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center into a care facility that will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 coronavirus patients. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pleaded with nurses and doctors across the country to travel to his state to help.