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Nearly 50 Queens Residents Were Killed by Coronavirus Overnight: NYC

People lining up at Elmhurst Hospital for COVID-19 testing

March 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Queens continues to be the borough hardest hit in New York City by the coronavirus, according to data released by the NYC Department of Health this morning.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, there have been 517 deaths in New York City, with 174 of those deaths in the World’s Borough, according to data released at 10 a.m. by the Department of Health. Brooklyn ranks second with 118 fatalities and the Bronx third at 110.

The number of deaths in Queens is skyrocketing, with the death toll up by 49 (from 125 to 174) from 4 p.m. Friday through to this morning. In less than 24 hours, the number of deaths in the borough has jumped by 40 percent.

The death rate in Queens is outpacing the city as a whole. The number across the city increased from 450 at 4 p.m. Friday to 517 this morning, representing about a 15 percent rise.

More residents of Queens have tested positive for COVID-19 than any other borough. As of 10 a.m., 9,228 of the 29,128 New Yorkers– representing 32 percent– who have tested positive live in the borough.

Brooklyn had 7,789 cases, Manhattan 5,036 cases, the Bronx 5,352 cases and Staten Island had 1,718 cases, according to DOH data as of 10 a.m. today.

NYC Department of Health Dept. 10 a.m. March 28

The mayor has yet to release raw data on a neighborhood basis, despite numerous requests from reporters. Anecdotal evidence from an Elmhurst Hospital doctor indicates that many of those hospitalized with COVID-19 live in the immediate area.

Yesterday, the mayor’s office released some data on a per neighborhood basis– with each area denoted by a zone (Queens zones begin with the number 4). The incomplete data did not say how many people in each zone had been tested nor how many people were positive.

The data just showed the percentage of people who tested positive in a given zone. The number could have been based on 5 tests in a zone or 5,000 depending on the area. It also failed to say how many had been tested positive.

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Esperanza Naham

Im a Covid -19 diagnose while in NJ almost 30 days not been able to be tested because NY resident age 63 asthmatic
From Woodside health Care worker

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#dumpdeblzio

This guys defense of the administration’s dismantling of the house pandemic team is an op ed in the Washington Post by the guy who dismantled it. Is he for real?

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Sunnysider

Trumper – Your opinion piece by Tim Morrison published in the Washington Post is inaccurate biased and refuted. Timothy Aaron Morrison is an American Republican political adviser. He was briefly the top U.S. adviser to President Trump on Russia and Europe on the White House National Security Council, a position he took over from his predecessor Fiona Hill in August 2019, and from which he resigned on October 31, 2019.Ill go with AP over your source any day. Thanks for the link to yet more Republican propaganda.

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Mac

Disillusioned- You and your cult leader Bone Spur Trump were too cowardly to learn what it was like to peel potatoes at Fort Dix.

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#dumpdeblazio

@Disillusioned – Keep up the good fight in your attempt to re-write history. You gullible Fox loyalist were manipulated and mobilized to attack Obama at every move. Every move. You’re worshipping a false god.

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Sunnysider

WOW!! Who is the angry bully Trumper ? You’re threatening people who are contributing to this comment stream. No one here but you has posted threats and lies. You were the one who supported a convicted con artist and criminal to the highest office in the land. He was a reality TV show host, were you really gullible enough to believe he was going to change his behavior? He was going to get a couple of ventilator manufacturers to produce ventilators and have the most desperate states compete for them. Sound like an episode of The Apprentice? The president is estimating 250K deaths from his pandemic. These deaths are on you and those other gullible pigeons who followed this conman. If we survive this scourge, please stay home on Election Day, you’ve done enough damage.

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disillusioned

Trump called the democrats response to the pandemic a hoax not the virus itself…Mike Bloomberg got called out on 60 minutes for the same lie…you claimed he didn’t stop flights from Europe and that is categorically untrue, now you are changing course and talking about screening and only allowing Americans…and the NSC pandemic security team was reorganized and not disbanded…more fake news from a fake military blowhard(peeling potatoes at Fort Dix doesn’t count)…grow up and stop your political ranting during a crisis…it is about as lame as it gets…nobody attacked Obama while he stood and did nothing during H1N1 outbreak(20k infected and 1000 dead before he even declared an emergency, and he never shut down travel)…learn to be an american first instead of a political partisan

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Gardens Watcher

P O’Connell, Why we all should be concerned: Covid-19 has no vaccine, and none is expected for at least 12 to 18 months. There’s no effective drug treatment yet either, and the virus can be spread asymptomatically. You may have it, not know it, and yet you are able to transmit it and it could kill someone else. People are dying within days, sometimes hours, of being hospitalized, especially the elderly and anyone with diseases like the ones you mentioned in your post.

The BIG problem for NYC is that the crush of patients is overwhelming our hospitals now, and is a looming problem nationwide. So we’re at risk of the collapse of our healthcare system. Healthcare workers are getting sick too, so your own doctor is at risk, just as we all are.

This is a worldwide pandemic. And they don’t know enough about how it spreads or how it will eventually be controlled. If we don’t follow the rules for washing your hands, staying at home and follow social distancing guidelines, the U.S. could lose over a million lives. And many more than that worldwide.

Hope you’re impressed enough to follow the rules. It is our only hope of controlling the spread now until more effective treatment is discovered.

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Mac

@LL- Watch who you’re call “Un-American”, unlike you and your draft dodging “heel spur” tax cheat of a cult leader, I showed up for the fight.

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Mac

-The Liar who suffers from projection 1- The President calling it the Democrats new hoax (as your link is even titled) is still referring to the virus as a hoax. 2- On March 14th (just a few weeks ago) the President restricted flights within the Schengen area, which includes Italy. This order did not restrict American nationals or check travelers for the virus which is why dozens arrived home infected and sick as shown on news footage by all news outlets. This is not a disputed fact. 3- Trump did disband NSC Pandemic Unit. Fact! Attached is a link to Associated Press https://apnews.com/ce014d94b64e98b7203b873e56f80e9a All of your links only confirm the points made in my earlier post. Were these responses posted with you believing I wouldn’t review and verify them? If you were a lawyer your defense would have equated to a confession by your client.

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Choo

@V. Schuler…You should wear a mask. Eye protection may help too since we know that the virus can survive in the air for at least 30 minutes.

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Lying Losers

1.Trump never called the Virus a hoax…
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-calls-coronavirus-democrats-new-hoax-n1145721
2.Trump put a travel ban on Italy and most of Europe…
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51883728
3. Trump did not dismantle house pandemic team…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/16/no-white-house-didnt-dissolve-its-pandemic-response-office/
The people making these claims are un-american scum…we will deal with you after this crisis is over…you have exposed yourselves…no turning back…

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Mac

#dumpdelazio- Trump called the virus a hoax up until recently. Trump dismantled the house pandemic team and recalled our eyes on the ground in China ( A nation with history of lying about pandemic outbreaks). Trump and his daughter who holds dozens of Chinese patents, have always manufactured products like Trumos clothing lines in China., How come The Trump administration didn’t stop the flights or test passengers from Italy. There is actual News footage interviewing symptomatic passengers. Do you ever tire of the banner waving?

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Ellen C

@#dimpdrlazio – Charity hospitable in New Orleans has been closed for about 15 years. Again you’re showing your lack of information and just way too much opinion.

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Mac

@P O’Connell- The larger problem is the overwhelming of the hospital system. People know all about “death rates” flu, cancer, heart disease etc. You bring absolutely nothing to the discussion.

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Mac

@Alison -Fearing a break in? I’ve never heard that from anyone in Sunnyside and I live here 60 years. Ridiculous.

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#dumpdelazio

Stop blaming Trump for your problems! Look at Mayor Big Bird: he told people that if they do not go to the Lunar New Year parade they are racists! How did that work out? Trump stopped the flights from China. Stop the Chinese government from buying up American businesses. Manufacture medicine in the USA, not in China. I’m told by doctors that many of the meds coming from China are mixed with junk.

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Trump said the "china virus" is a liberal hoax

Remember when he praised Chinese president Xi for his response? Now thousands are dying because Trump has never experienced.

Stop buying Chinese products? Like the ones Trump holds dozens or patents on? Products like Trump’s clothing lines manufacturing in China? Oh wait…you didn’t know about that at all. 😂Type that on a smartphone btw?

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Alison

@Joe..There’s no place like home. And I jumped at the chance to return when I found out I could work from home. I took precautions. On the flight out of NYC I wore a mask and gloves and of course was showing no symptoms. Boarding the flight was an ease and I had plenty of space to myself. I am currently under self quarantine for 14 days to be safe. My family owns a beautiful home with 4 bedrooms, a finished basement w/kitchen and a fenced back yard which makes it a lot easier. It is where I was raised and I was so happy to see them along with so many familiar faces and welcoming neighbors from their homes. Quite honestly its a whole lot better than being in a small two bedroom apartment with a roommate having to share a bathroom back in Sunnyside fearing a break in. Nothing beats my mom cooking! Its a whole lot better than having anxiety about ordering out and worrying about who made it and delivered it. Be safe and stay positive.

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Joe

Hey Alison:
Thanks for spreading the disease to other parts of America. That’s how it has spread.

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Jay

Wake up folks! Its highly transmitted through air droplets of infected people. Not all infected people show symptoms and not all people with symptoms stay home. I read that when virus positive people talk, sing, exhale, etc. it remains in the air. The hand washing and social distance is only working to delay some infections. Not to stop it. I do not blame the younger folks for partying in FL because we were all initially told its like the flu and only old people are at risk. They need to tell us the truth and get masks for all of us.

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Alison

My heart goes out to the people of Queens, NY and NYC. I had to do my part to help and all I could think of was to leave by plane to help decrease the density and be with family. Stay strong and see you soon hopefully.

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NotSurprised

This is what happens when you elect a demented game show host/draft dodger for president.

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I'm shocked the billionaire elite has no concern for the middle class!

Just because he’s been a millionaire since the day of his birth, I’m sure he’s really concerned about getting ventilators for poor people.

That’s why the economy’s booming because the virus is contained…ohh wait he failed.

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Gardens Watcher

Never thought I would be happy about a rainy weekend. Helps keep people indoors. Not so great though for those in crowded apartments.

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P Oconnell

Heart disease: 647,457
Cancer: 599,108
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
Diabetes: 83,564
Influenza and pneumonia: 55,672
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,633
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173

Why should I be impressed enough by Corona numbers to trash the economy, and run panicking to my safe space?

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Because the projected death toll is 200k?

Imagine making this somewhere to rant about “safe spaces!” On a post about a local health crisis, disgusting.

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Yoseline

I know that there are risks involved but family members are currently not allowed to visit patients with other illness in many local hospitals. I am sure this also has to do with hospitals not wanting visitors to record hospitals situations and post them on social media fearing law suits. I notice that many staff are beginning to though. I never had good experiences at these hospitals with over worked and rude hospital staff in the past who basically ignored you and I can only imagine what it is like being a patient in these times that there are no family members advocating for and keeping on eye on staff and patients. We all know what some of those places were like in the past and no one listened.

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Tiffany

I think the CDC will advise all Americans to wear masks in everyday-life soon. I think the whole point of the US telling us that we do not need them was to prevent the public from hoarding them. Even the NYT is now recommending it for protection after the media spent so much telling the public we do not need to.

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Cui Bono

Outside of De Blasio being such a Di Saster, a lot of the people’s vocation in that area are cab drivers. They’re in these cars with so many rotating people and go home to cramped living conditions as well as underestimating the Wuhan Virus not quarantined… Natural leaders should say something.

That’s what happened to the Hasidic’s. They thought all the warnings were for others. Then the had NYPD bull horns speaking Yiddish telling everyone to quarantine.

They should do that with Elmhurst.

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#dumpdelazio

Let me see mmmmm large illegal immigrant population living in close quarters. Elmhurst hospital like charity hospital in New Orleans
Mayor and governor say come on in ! And they came

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LuxuryCoffins

This is what happens when you have too many people living close to each other. Keep building those luxury condos greedy land developers.

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