Renovated Phoenix Hospital To Open As Covid-19 Deaths Steady

Apr 27, 2020

Contractors overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are completing work on a closed Phoenix hospital planned to house coronavirus patients.

The Army Corps of Engineers work on lighting and other possible issues as they get the currently dormant St. Luke's Hospital ready for reopening for the possible surge of coronavirus patients Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Phoenix.
Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

The move comes even as there are signs a spike of cases may not emerge in Arizona and Gov. Doug Ducey nears a decision on whether to ease his closure and stay at home orders. The $4.1 million rehabilitation of St. Luke’s Medical Center should be done by the end of the week. Health Services officials on Monday reported no new virus deaths for the first time in a month, holding steady at 275. Confirmed cases statewide climbed to 6,716 after 190 new cases were added.