A spokesperson with the hospital described the number of deaths as being ‘consistent with the number of ICU patients being treated there.’
Health and Hospitals Deputy Press Secretary Stephanie Guzmán explained to
‘Elmhurst is at the center of this crisis, and it’s the number one priority of our public hospital system right now.’
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A spokesperson with the hospital described the number of deaths as being ‘consistent with the number of ICU patients being treated there’. Long lines have been forming extensively around the facility
Patients not suffering from coronavirus have already been transferred from the facility, which has 545 beds.
The hospital has added 25 staffers since Tuesday and more ventilators, according to City Council Member Francisco Moya. Moya previously worked at Elmhurst Hospital.
Health officials say Elmhurst Hospital, part of the city’s municipal hospital system, already is running at more than 125 per cent capacity compared to its typical 80 per cent capacity rate.
Guzmán did assert that the hospital was one of the top priorities of the municipal health system.
The hospital has added 25 staffers since Tuesday and more ventilators to tackle the increase of patients
Health officials say Elmhurst Hospital already is running at more than 125 per cent capacity compared to its typical 80 per cent capacity rate
Throughout the week, people in long queues could be seen waiting outside the hospitals.
A behind the scenes video by an ER doctor at the hospital, shared with the
Dr Colleen Smith shared a picture of a refrigerator truck she claimed was to transport bodies of dead coronavirus patients.
Roughly 6420 people in Queens have tested positive for the coronavirus
In the video, Dr Smith shows just five ventilators being unwrapped at the hospital. She adds that unless people die then they will have to ‘beg’ for ventilators again.
Some 280 people have died from New York City.
There are more than 68,000 confirmed coronavirus cases across the U.S. as of Wednesday evening; more than 1,000 people have died
That makes up approximately 32 per cent of the of New York’s cases, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States