Tag Archives: NYC

Queens Hospital Sees “Apocalyptic” Surge In Patients, Refrigerated Truck Stationed Outside To Hold Bodies

The New York Times reports: In several hours on Tuesday, Dr. Ashley Bray performed chest compressions at Elmhurst Hospital Center on a woman in her 80s, a man in his 60s and a 38-year-old who reminded the doctor of her fiancé. All had tested positive for the coronavirus and had gone into cardiac arrest. All eventually died. Elmhurst, a 545-bed …

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NYC’s Animal Shelters Are Out Of Dogs And Cats

Bloomberg News reports: Of all the shortages created by the coronavirus pandemic — the toilet paper and the hand sanitizer and the bottled water — the oddest of them all has to be dogs. Oh, and cats too. That’s right, in the New York city area, the epicenter of the disease, there is suddenly a run on pets. At least …

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Gov. Cuomo: Rate Of New Cases In NY May Be Slowing

The New York Times reports: As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York continued to grow — reaching more than 30,000 — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday that there were early signs that the state’s stringent restrictions on social gatherings could be slowing the virus’s spread. In a briefing on Wednesday, Mr. Cuomo said there were …

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DHS Warns That NYC’s Morgues Are Near Capacity

Politico reports: The Department of Homeland Security has been briefed that New York City’s morgues are nearing capacity, according to a department official and a second person familiar with the situation. Officials were told that morgues in the city are expected to reach capacity next week, per the briefing. A third person familiar with the situation in New York said …

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NYC’s MTA Cuts Service Due To Shortage Of Workers

The New York Post reports: The MTA will cut service on subways, buses and commuter rails as it grapples with a spike in coronavirus-related sick calls, officials said Tuesday night. Starting Wednesday, the agency will cut subway service by 25%, working on a modified schedule that concentrates service in the morning and evening peak. The B, W and Z lines …

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WH: New Yorkers Who Leave Town Should Self-Isolate

The Washington Post reports: The White House coronavirus task force, citing concern about the high infection rate in the New York City area, is asking everyone who has left that area recently to self-isolate for 14 days, wherever they are. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the task force, said at a Tuesday news conference that 60 percent of all …

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Cuomo: NY’s New Infections Doubling Every Three Days

The New York Times report: The peak of infection in New York could come as soon as two to three weeks, far earlier than previously anticipated, Mr. Cuomo said, which would put even bigger strain on the health care system than officials had feared. “The apex is higher than we thought and the apex is sooner than we thought,” Mr. …

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Gov. Cuomo: NY Cases Top 20,000, Over 12,000 In NYC

The New York Post reports: The number of confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus has climbed to 20,875 statewide, including 12,305 in the five boroughs of New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The grim toll also includes 157 deaths in the Empire State, Cuomo said — representing more than a third of the 463 deaths nationwide. “I see …

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De Blasio: More Will Die If Trump Doesn’t Act [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic Sunday, arguing that the federal government has not done enough to ramp up production of life-saving medical supplies like masks and ventilators and asking the president to deploy the military across the country to help with the public-health crisis. “The …

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New York DMV Extends Expiring Driver Licenses, IDs

NY1 reports: The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will be closing all their offices due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made Saturday and stated expiration dates for driver licenses, non-driver IDs, and registrations set to expire on or post-March 1, 2020, would be extended, while road tests would be suspended. Additionally, in-office reservations, road tests, …

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Dozens Of Virus Cases Reported At NYC’s Rikers Island

ABC News reports: At least 38 people have tested positive for coronavirus in New York City jails, including at the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, the board that oversees the city’s jail system said Saturday. In a letter to criminal justice leaders, Board of Correction interim chairwoman Jacqueline Sherman wrote that at least 58 other people were currently being monitored …

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NYC Health Advisory: You Are Your Safest Sex Partner

The New York Post reports: In a sign of these strange times, the city Health Department has issued a stunningly blunt memo on how to stay clean while doing the dirty during the global coronavirus pandemic. First and foremost on its two-page list of tips: sex is safest with oneself. “Masturbation will not spread COVID-19, especially if you wash your …

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1200 NYC Airport Workers Laid Off Without Severance

The New York Times reports: Maria Campos had worked as a waitress at La Guardia Airport for more than 30 years until Tuesday, when her career came to an abrupt halt that left her scared and empty-handed. She was ordered to turn in her airport access badge and told she would receive no severance pay and would soon run out …

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NYC Coronavirus Cases Top 5000 As Testing Increases

ABC New York reports: New York City topped 5,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as a surge in new infections coincided with an increase in testing and rising concerns that medical supplies are running out. The cases are increasing as testing begins to ramp up – an increase that Mayor Bill de Blasio likened to an “explosion.” He also warned that …

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NYC’s Wealthy Flee To Hamptons, Strip Local Stores

The New York Post reports: It began one week ago. First came the social media posts, the rich showing off their fleets of SUVs — three to a family sometimes — with fresh and canned food bought in the city, announcing they were headed to their second homes out east, where they immediately ravaged every supermarket and stripped the shelves …

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Amazon Shuts NYC Facility After Worker Tests Positive

The Atlantic reports: Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Queens, New York, received a text Wednesday evening that they long feared might come: “We’re writing to let you know that a positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) was found at our facility today.” This is the realization of a major threat to Amazon’s operations. Millions of people across the nation …

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NYSE To Close Trading Floor After Workers Test Positive

The Washington Post reports: The New York Stock Exchange announced Wednesday that it is closing its trading floor and going completely electronic as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the stock market. The move stemmed partly from traders testing positive for the coronavirus, NYSE President Stacey Cunningham said on CNBC. “NYSE’s trading floors provide unique value to issuers …

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Virus Cases Mushroom, NYC Expects 10K In Next Week

CNN reports: West Virginia became the 50th state to report a case of the deadly novel coronavirus when Gov. Jim Justice announced the first positive test result Tuesday. Justice said the case was in the eastern panhandle of the state, but he gave no other details. The announcement comes just after the death toll from the virus in the United …

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NYC’s MTA Seeks Bailout Over Plummeting Ridership

The New York Post reports: New York City’s public transportation system, the largest in North America, is seeking a $4 billion federal bailout as the coronavirus pandemic has triggered an extraordinary free fall in ridership and left transit officials facing what is likely to be the worst economic crisis in decades. In a letter on Tuesday to New York’s Congressional …

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Mayor: NYC Should Prep For Shelter In Place Order

ABC News reports: In New York City — where there are 814 confirmed COVID-19 cases — a shelter-in-place order has not been ruled out as an option. “Even though a decision has not yet been made … New Yorkers should be prepared for a shelter-in-place order,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. He added that he expects a decision in …

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