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Queens Has The Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases in City

Photo: Covid-19 Testing, Elmhurst Hospital (Queens Post)

March 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Queens has the largest number of cases of coronavirus in New York City — which has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S., according to New York City data released last night.

There were 3,848 cases of COVID-19 in the World’s Borough as of 5 p.m. Monday. Brooklyn had 3,742 cases, Manhattan 2,646 cases, the Bronx 1,999 cases and Staten Island had 877 cases, according to the City’s Department of Health.

In total, New York City had 13,119 cases of coronavirus and 125 related-deaths.

The numbers are rising dramatically, partially due to increased testing. More than 33,000 New York City residents had been tested as of Monday morning.

Just a week ago, the City had only 814 cases, with 248 in Queens. A week before that, the citywide number had just hit the double digits.

The influx of cases has led the State to impose a near shutdown — with only essential businesses allowed to remain open — in order to reduce social interactions where the virus could spread.

Both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have warned of the City’s hospital system becoming overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.

Each has worked to find — and even build — more hospital beds, enlist additional healthcare workers, and gather medical supplies and personal protective equipment.

Yesterday, de Blasio announced the City was receiving 400 ventilators from the federal government. Ventilators are needed to help critical patients infected with the coronavirus breathe.

The mayor called them “the single most important, most urgently needed piece of equipment.”

However de Blasio said the city would need 15,000 ventilators by the end of May. Without the supplies, New Yorkers would die who didn’t need to die, he said last week.

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Gardens Watcher

ABoondy, Elmhurst is a City Hospital. What YOU need to know is that the virus doesn’t discriminate.

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ABoondy

take a gander at who is waiting in the line outside the emergency area at Elmhurst hospital. There are pictures in the NY Post. that should tell you all you need to know.

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temp sensors

packed 7 trains, cant be good.
Since temperature is one of the first signs
Everytime Ive flown into HK airport for my job you pass thru a corridor, full speed, temperature is taken, a guy at a screen can pick it up.

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Jennifer

I live in Queens and I saw and police car and a fire truck parked in front of my house this afternoon. Several guys came out of the fire truck, went into the building across the street. Minutes later, they pushed out a wheelchair. A pink dressed woman was screaming No!No! No! All the way to the back of the fire truck.
Then I noticed the fire truck and olive car driver didn’t wear any mask and gloves. Only one or two coming from the building wore masks.

And the area is not disinfected. So scary.

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