More than have the deaths were men.
As the hospital continues to be overrun with patients, one emergency care physician recalls how Elmhurst almost ran out of oxygen at one point, pleading what workers need most during this time is "ventilators, critical care staff, and space".
He was working with COVID-19 patients and was diagnosed with the virus nearly two weeks ago, according to the New York Post. In New York and other areas in the U.S. with large outbreaks, healthcare workers are reporting shortages of personal protective equipment, like masks, gowns, face shields, and gloves. NY now has 17 856 Corona cases, including 192 fatalities. The Bellevue campus also includes the Medical Examiner's headquarters.
Such grim updates in the NY outbreak was reported by Dr Deborah Birx, a top response coordinator for the White House's coronavirus task force.
"Where we are today, you will be in three weeks or four weeks or five weeks or six weeks", he said.
Sources cite Michael Lanotte, executive director of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, saying these units are for the humane treatment of the victims before sent to funeral parlour.
"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". In California, officials demanded a lockout covering the 40 million residents on March 20. The number of deaths in New York City increased 110 percent since Tuesday night, March 24.
NY has more than 30,000 of the country's more than 65,000 coronavirus cases, and 285 of its residents have died ofthe virus. New York State recorded more than 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and almost 300 deaths in late March 2020.