Die From Coronavirus At NYC's Elmurst Hospital In 1 Day

Laverne Higgins
March 26, 2020

"Troy Tassier, a professor at Fordham University, said there was a delay in implementing social distancing and other stringent measures to contain the coronavirus in NY, possibly allowing the virus to spread faster".

New York University offered to let its medical students graduate early so that they could join the battle.

The measure is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history, and both parties' leaders were desperate for quick passage as the virus took lives and jobs by the hour. If the current statewide mortality rate held true, deaths could exceed 40,000 in the city alone if half of all residents contracted coronavirus.

New York State's number of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 32,741 with 334 fatalities.

"Where we are today, you will be in three weeks or four weeks or five weeks or six weeks", he said.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, again pleading for help in dealing with the onslaught, attributed the cluster to the city's role as a gateway to global travellers and the sheer density of its population, with 8.6 million people sharing subways, apartment buildings and offices.

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"We would use these to expand as needed", Worthy-Davis said. And our closeness is what makes us who we are.

"We're in a public health crisis, and the city has declared a state of emergency", said a statement distributed by Worthy-Davis.

Thirteen people died within 24 hours at 545-bed Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens where a doctor described the dire situation as "apocalyptic", according to The New York Times.

In the United States, New York state has become the epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak, with more than 33,000 infections and over 360 deaths.

More than 4,000 coronavirus patients have been hospitalized in NY, where a leaked FEMA briefing shows all 1,800 intensive care beds in the city are expected to be full by Friday. That message soon changed.

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