Published: Thu, March 26, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

NY establishes a temporary morgue amid a coronavirus pandemic

NY establishes a temporary morgue amid a coronavirus pandemic

A health care worker at one of the New York City hospitals under siege by the coronavirus has died, according to coworkers and his sister.

At Mount Sinai West, in the same hospital system where Kelly worked, nurses published a photo on social media showing them fashioning plastic trash bags into protective outfits, according to the Post. The toll was so enormous that a chilled vehicle was parked outside to hold the dead, The New York Times reported.

A makeshift morgue was set up outside Bellevue Hospital, and the city's police - their ranks dwindling as more fall ill - were told to patrol almost empty streets to enforce social distancing.

At that hospital, assistant nursing manager at Mount Sinai West, Kious Kelly, died from COVID-19 Tuesday night.

NY authorities predict that the growing COVID-19 outbreak would kill more people across the city.

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There are now 64 people in hospital, 26 of whom are in ICU, said Henry, and 183 people have now recovered from their illness. The total on Vancouver Island now stands at 47, up three from yesterday. "I do want to see that dramatically decreasing".


New York City, the center of the UNITED STATE episode, reported greater than 20,000 validated situations and also 280 fatalities by very earlyThursday Statewide, Gov Andrew Cuomo claimed the most terrible is yet ahead, probably leading to a remarkable 40,000 individuals in the state requiring extensive treatment.

A makeshift morgue was set up outside Bellevue Hospital, and the city's police, their ranks dwindling as more fall ill, were told to patrol almost empty streets to enforce social distancing. The city is also seeking additional beds, medical equipment, doctors, and nurses to serve the growing number of COVID-19 patients. Andrew Cuomo said the COVID-19 outbreak in NY expanded rapidly because the city served as a gateway for worldwide travelers. That's what NY is.

De Blasio also told New Yorkers not "cling to the false hope" of reopening by Easter after President Donald Trump suggested that date for lifting lockdowns.

"Our closeness makes us vulnerable", he said.

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