Morgues full: New York City erected tents for Corona-Dead

Henrietta Brewer
March 26, 2020

A need for safety equipment at a New York City hospital reportedly became so unbearable this week that nurses there resorted to wearing trash bags as protection against the coronavirus.

The overrun 545- bed hospital is changing itself right into a center committed just to dealing with COVID-19 individuals, the Times kept in mind. At that hospital, assistant nursing manager at Mount Sinai West, Kious Kelly, died from COVID-19 Tuesday night.

"NO MORE GOWNS IN THE WHOLE HOSPITAL", they wrote on Facebook.

The source added that this setup will be city-wide to cope with the coming wave of patients. NY state reported more than 30,000 confirmed cases and almost 300 deaths, ABC7 Eyewitness News reported Thursday.

According to Bryan Llenas, the number of COVID-19 is hitting the roof.

"A parking lot of stretchers", that is how emergency care physician Dr. Colleen Smith described the area where COVID-19 patients are being treated for the deadly disease that has infected at least 33,000 New Yorkers and caused 366 deaths as of Thursday morning. Andrew Cuomo said the COVID-19 outbreak in NY expanded rapidly because the city served as a gateway for global travelers. She echoed the message of Vice President Mike Pence, she also noted than 60% of new cases in the United States has come from NYC. And although Governor Andrew Cuomo pointed to Westchester County -first serious state epidemic in New Rochelle - as a marker of the effectiveness of social distancing, cases continue to climb.

In lower Manhattan, workers have put up a large tent near the central morgue, confirmed by Aja Worthy-Davis, a spokeswoman for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Refrigerated trucks and tents have been stationed outside some hospitals to hold the bodies of the dead as morgues fill up.

She added that this is a precaution for the worst-case scenario, and stress it will not be needed. That's what NY is.

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