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 bad is yet ahead, probably leading to a remarkable 40,000 individuals in the state requiring extensive treatment.
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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.
Kious Kelly, an assistant nurse manager at the Mount Sinai West hospital in Manhattan, died Tuesday from the virus after he got sick two weeks ago, multiple friends said in social media posts. Kelly was 48 years old.
Estimates on Sunday showed that hospitalizations for coronavirus doubled every 2 days, he said. The Post did not specify how he contracted the virus.More news: Bergamo mayor: Atalanta-Valencia was a biological bomb in coronavirus spread
In a statement, the Mount Sinai Health System said of Kelly's death, "Today, we lost another hero - a compassionate colleague, friend and selfless caregiver". Brodsky did not provide any further details. In New York and other areas in the United States with large outbreaks, healthcare workers are reporting shortages of personal protective equipment, like masks, gowns, face shields, and gloves. One of them, it added, was holding the open box where the 33-gallon bags came from.
Nurses told NY Post the hospitals had lack of basic supplies, which put many nurses, including Kelly, at risk to contract COVID-19.
Sources that are connected to the setup told the newspaper several more refrigerated trailers are coming in, to add to what they have now and these tents and trailers are planned for other local hospitals in NYC.More news: BC bans evictions, freezes rent in wake of COVID-19