New York Doctors: It's like the end of the world
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Doctors in New York City described the outbreak of the new Corona virus epidemic as similar to the end of the world, when people die while awaiting treatment, according to the Business Insider website.
The New York Times reported that the city's General Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, with a capacity of 545 beds, was filled with HIV-infected patients.
As of Wednesday evening, the death toll in New York State was more than 33,000 confirmed cases, which would make it more than France, and state injuries accounted for 60 percent of all injuries recorded across the United States of America.
It also recorded 366 deaths, including 280 in New York City alone.
According to the newspaper, doctors are struggling to treat those with a limited number of respirators and machines to keep patients alive.
New York City said on Wednesday that it had received 400 respirators from the federal government, but that it needed 15,000 more "as soon as possible".
Experts have warned that the United States may face supply shortages in the coming months as the number of cases continues to increase.
Someone estimated that about a million Americans might need ventilator treatment during a virus outbreak, straining the country's resources even if not all of these cases overlap.
Besides the respirators, the newspaper also faces an increasing number of bodies and a limited capacity to store them.
The New York City Public Hospital System said in a statement that 13 people had died at Elmhurst Hospital within 24 hours and that the hospital was now "at the heart of this crisis".
The newspaper stated that a refrigerated truck was placed outside the hospital to hold the bodies, while the pictures from outside the hospital show long lines of people waiting for the test.
It is reported that US President Donald Trump announced this week new measures to help New York expand its health care capacity, including the deployment of a 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship.