The crews have started to set up triage tents outside of New York hospitals, which have already been overwhelmed by coronavirus victims.
The Mount Sinai system is setting up temporary treatment facilities outside of six of its hospitals – five in New York City and one in Long Island – to prepare for a planned influx of COVID-19 patients.
“The tents will be instrumental in limiting the spread of the disease between patients and staff,” hospital officials said in a statement last week, adding that they will enlarge the “footprint” of the emergency room.
Central Park workers began setting up tents on Sunday to serve overflow patients at Mount Sinai West Hospital.
The crews are assembling a triage site for coronavirus patients from Mount Sinai West Hospital in Central Park on Sunday
The temporary triage site is one of six sites that will be set up outside of Mount Sinai hospitals in New York City and Long Island
Workers are seen pitching tents and pitching them in a meadow while dozens of boxes of supplies are waiting to be unpacked
A patient arrives at Mount Sinai West Hospital on Thursday
As of Sunday, more than 33,000 coronavirus cases and 678 deaths were confirmed in New York City
Central Park is near Columbus Circle, a few hundred meters from the Mount Sinai West emergency room on W 59th Street.
Workers were seen erecting massive tents and putting them up in a meadow where dozens of boxes of supplies were waiting to be unpacked.
Mount Sinai West hit the headlines earlier this month after a photo of three of his nurses wearing black garbage bags as makeshift robes appeared amid a serious lack of personal protective equipment.
On Tuesday, one of her nurses, 48-year-old Kious Kelly, died in the hospital after becoming infected with coronavirus.
There are also plans to set up tents outside of Mount Sinai Beth Israel in Lower Manhattan, Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side, Mount Sinai Morningside on the Upper West Side, Mount Sinai Brooklyn and Mount Sinai South Nassau on Long Island build up.
The hospital staff did not specify how many patients each site can treat at the same time.
New York City remains the epicenter of the outbreak of the US corona virus. 33,786 cases and 672 deaths were reported on Sunday morning.
Coronavirus has killed 161 people in 24 hours since Saturday morning, one person every 8.9 minutes, according to the latest data from City Hall.
Queens, the largest neighborhood, was hardest hit by the number of cases, reaching 10,373 five-digit numbers on Sunday.
It is followed by Brooklyn with 8,451, The Bronx with 6,145, Manhattan with 5,438 and Staten Island with 1,866.
Central Park is located near Columbus Circle, just a few meters from the Mount Sinai West emergency room on W 59th Street
There are also plans to set up tents outside of Mount Sinai Beth Israel in Lower Manhattan, Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side, Mount Sinai Morningside on the Upper West Side, Mount Sinai Brooklyn and Mount Sinai South Nassau on Long Island build up
The hospital staff did not specify how many patients each site can treat at the same time
Pedestrians walk through Central Park on Sunday morning as construction begins on the triage site
The United States is currently the world leader in coronavirus infections. 132,647 were reported on Sunday afternoon
Coronavirus deaths in America were over 2,300 on Sunday, more than double the number two days earlier
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled the bleak new numbers at a press conference on Sunday, in which he ordered New York’s non-essential workers to stay on site for two more weeks, insisting that President Donald Trump’s new travel restrictions were not for the Empire Change state.
Cuomo said he supported the President’s decision to issue travel advice for New York, but assured the residents, “This is not a ban.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered New York’s non-essential workers to remain in place for two weeks during a Sunday press conference (Image)
Trump had originally considered ordering a quarantine for the coronavirus hotspots of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, but abandoned the idea on Saturday night.
The president announced in a tweet that the quarantine would not continue and a travel note would be issued instead. The travel advice urges residents of the three-state area not to avoid unnecessary travel for two weeks.
“I know we feel under attack. Yes, New York is the epicenter and these are different times and a lot of people are afraid, ”said Cuomo, referring to the travel advice and Rhode Island’s dramatic tactic of running New York license plate drivers.
“But look, this is New York, we made it through much bigger things. We’ll be fine. We specialize in endurance in strength and instability. We are strong, we have perseverance and we have stability.
“We know what we’re doing. We have a plan and we will deal with any obstacle we encounter, ”Cuomo said, adding that there is no nation in the nation better prepared than New York.
“New York will have what it needs, and no one will unfairly attack New York, and no one will withhold New York from what it needs.”
The governor then gave an overview of the number of confirmed cases in the state. He said health officials carried out 16,000 tests on Saturday night, increasing the total number of tests to 172,000, most in the United States.
The governor said the state now has more than 59,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 8,000 hospitalizations and 2,000 people in intensive care units.
“I don’t think you look at these numbers and conclude that no fewer than thousands of people will die,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo said the U.S. Navy hospital ship, the Comfort, will be in New York on Monday. The ship will provide another 1,000 hospital beds as hospitals are expected to be overwhelmed in the next week.
New York is currently nearly half of the country’s 132,647 cases and 2,355 deaths.
Mount Sinai executives are safely hidden in their FLORIDA vacation homes as medical personnel pull garbage bags to protect themselves against the corona virus
While doctors and nurses at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan are on the front lines of the New York war against the coronavirus, the leading politicians are Dr. Kenneth Davis and Dr. Arthur Klein safely locked up in their Florida vacation rental homes.
Dr. Davis, the 72-year-old CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System, has been living in his six-bedroom villa near Palm Beach for weeks. Davis made an incredible $ 6 million in 2018, the New York Post reports.
Klein, also 72 years old and president of the Mount Sinai Health Network, has also been living in his Palm Beach apartment since the beginning of the month.
The duo appears to be far from the intense struggle in the city that has depleted the resources and even killed medical personnel in a Manhattan facility.
While doctors and nurses at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan were at the forefront of the New York war against the corona virus, the leading politicians are Dr. Kenneth Davis and Dr. Arthur Klein out and about in closed communities in the state of Sunshine
A shocking Facebook photo shows three nurses on Mount Sinai West wearing black garbage bags as makeshift protective clothing
48-year-old Kious Kelly died Tuesday night at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan, a week after being admitted to a positive coronavirus test.
Kelly was a deputy nursing manager at Mount Sinai West who was affected by an urgent shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and isolation gowns.
A shocking photo on Facebook shows three nurses on Mount Sinai West wearing black garbage bags as makeshift protective clothing.
48-year-old Kious Kelly died Tuesday night at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan, a week after being admitted to a positive coronavirus test
Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, union president of the New York State Nurses Association, beat up the two executives for their absence.
The union president said, “How can you build trust in the people at the forefront of the epicenter that you have their best interests at heart when you are 1,000 miles away?
“What are you more important to do to get the PSA that has been proven to save the lives of caregivers and ultimately the patients we care for? We are not protected. And it gets worse every day. ‘
On Friday, Dr. Davis, his own doctor instructed him to stay in Florida because he was over 70 years old. He added that he was already in the state because he “collected donations” before this started.
Davis was in New York on March 2 and attended a press conference after the first case was found in the city.
However, he insisted that he was still active in the daily operations of the hospital.
“Do you know that I am totally engaged from waking up to bedtime?” he was annoyed. “Do you know that I get over 400 emails that I reply to? That is every 90 seconds on a good day and almost every minute on a bad day. That like always I have conference calls with zoom. If they don’t have a zoom, I’ll call them. I mean, please. ‘
Davis suggested that doctors give Klein similar instructions.
He also said that he and Klein had contact with China to bring 5.5 tons of equipment to the hospital system.
James Tisch and Richard Friedman, chairmen of the Mount Sinai Board of Directors, supported Davis in a statement, describing him as “an incredibly hard-working and committed leader in the world of healthcare”.
“It has successfully guided us through the superstorm Sandy, the Ebola crisis, the financial crisis and the 2008 recession, has made our bankruptcy system one of the world’s leading healthcare systems and will guide us through this crisis,” they added.
“Any suggestion that he wasn’t personally involved in all questions and that he works around the clock for his system and employees is absolutely wrong.”
Matthew Wright’s coverage for DailyMail.com