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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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Anonymous

It’s crazy that city like NYC. That can’t help its citizens.what should other countries then say.

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Edwin Reyes

From the beginning..the President screwed up the whole coordination of the city and states…why is the government following him..when he doesn’t give a hell what happens to the people..he’s interested in his own business ?it’s on your watch mr President !!

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Peter Patrick Flood

What they should be doing is if all businesses are closed all the business owners should be cleaning inside and outside their properties thoroughly. Especially restaurants have the kitchen fully cleaned and throughout the whole restaurant inside and out all Property Owners should be cleaning their houses inside and out side of. There house.building owners to have their maintenance guys cleaning the building power washing everything that goes for the MTA as well all train station should be power wash defected and city as school buses as well everybody should be chip it in defecting and cleaning everything.

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Elie Alexandre

They’re doing a great job so far! Specially mister De blasio and mister Cuomo! But thye need to work on the equipment very quickly otherwise its going to be worse. The main thing let’s pray to save people in U S A in the name of Jesus amen!

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DOROTHY TABIGNE

At the first sign of symptom of dry throat, drink hot/warm water or sip drink hot water w/honey and lemon. Keep drinking until you feel better. The purpose of drinking hot water is to flush the virus by perspiring and push it in the stomach. Or try steaming : boil hot water in casserole and add 3 spoons of salt. Put the hot water w/salt in a basin, get a blanket and cover yourself while steaming yourself /inhaling the hot water with yourself covered w/blanket. God bless.

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Jean Claude Etíenne

For the ventilation : can we create a big station source with different location for each bed .

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Jean Claude Etienne

I like to assist the manufacture of the masks to see if I can come up with a redesign with a removable filter instead of trop the all unit out , Every two we can replace the filter .

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Anonymous

I signed up to receive the Flushing Post. Is there someway you can add the crossword to it?????

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Elle

Well by the looks of it no one is social distancing on that line (6ft apart) to get tested at elmhurst hospital. Stop the spread!!

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