Shocking video shows coronavirus patients treated in CORRIDORS of ‘war zone’ New York hospital as deaths soar past 1,000 – The Sun
THIS shocking footage reveals how a New York hospital is forced to treat coronavirus patients in hospital corridors as the NYC death toll surged past 1,000 in the last 24 hours.
The CBS2 news report, filmed inside Brookdale Hospital Medical Centre in Brooklyn, shows patients lined up in the hospital corridors which one doctor labelled as a "war zone".
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According to reports, the New York 370-bed hospital has already reached full capacity with coronavirus patients.
One desperate ER doctor told CBS2 that the hospital had become a "medical war zone".
Dr Arabia Mollette said: "Every day I come, what I see on a daily basis is pain, despair, suffering and healthcare disparities.
"We need prayer, we need support, we need gowns, we need gloves, we need masks, we need more vents, we need more medical space."
Dr Mollette said that the hospital had faced an influx of more than 100 confirmed coronavirus cases with 70 other possible cases.
She also warned warned of the toll working on the frontline has to medical staff.
"We need psycho-social support as well. It's not easy coming in here when you know that's what you're getting ready to face."
But it is not only hospital space for patients that has run out but also space in the hospital morgue.
Pandemic victims will be placed into a refrigerated trailer that is parked outside the facility.
New York has been the epicentre of the disease in the U.S., with both de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo calling on President Trump for support.
New York state has recorded 76,049 confirmed cases by Tuesday night and 1,5000 people have died so far from the deadly virus.
In New York City alone, there have been 1,096 deaths and 43,119 cases.
The apex of confirmed cases in New York is still not expected to be reached for another 14 to 30 days, depending on the Mosel.
Preisdent Trump blasted New York on Tuesday for a "late start" in fighting the virus and said that Governor Andrew Cuomo "hit paydirt" with "hospitals and ships", claiming the federal government had been "very generous" in sending him ventilators to the nation's coronavirus epicentre.
In the US more than 4,000 people have died from the coronavirus.
Nearly 190,000 people in the country have tested positive for COVID-19.
Experts had previously said that 200,000 Americans could die during the pandemic.
The death toll today of 4,076 is more than twice the 2,010 recorded late Saturday.
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