TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, to be turned into COVID-19 hospital

TCF Center, Detroit
Posted at 9:16 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 09:16:22-04

DETROIT (AP) — A convention center in Detroit will be turned into a 900-bed hospital in response to the coronavirus.

The federal government says construction at TCF Center, formerly known as Cobo Center, will begin after contracts are wrapped up in 24 to 36 hours.

Hospitals in southeastern Michigan have been overwhelmed by cases related to the coronavirus. There were nearly 5,500 cases reported statewide Sunday.

Western Michigan University says a student from Detroit died. Family members suspect state Rep. Isaac Robinson of Detroit also died from COVID-19.