(RNS) — First the tents went up in Cremona, Italy. Then New York City. Then King Salmon, Alaska.

And now in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.

It’s been a busy year for Samaritan’s Purse, the humanitarian relief organization led by Franklin Graham. On Thursday (Oct. 15), the group announced it was deploying a field hospital to Nassau after an increase in COVID-19 cases had overwhelmed the local health care system.

Plans call for a 28-bed field hospital and a team of doctors and nurses trained in infectious diseases to partner with Nassau’s Princess Margaret Hospital and the Bahamian Ministry of Health.

READ: Franklin Graham on his Central Park field hospital: ‘We don’t discriminate. Period.’

Samaritan’s Purse said the request for the field hospital came

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