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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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Sara Ross

With all of the apartment buildings, including all of those that have been built, putting small businesses out of business, Queens has been overcrowded for years. The residents are mostly immigrants that have come here from other countries because I have never seen so many stores have “we accept WIC, EBT and food stamps” in my entire life, which is how long I’ve been living in Queens. Who knows what they brought with them. This isn’t Ellis Island where immigrants were given batteries of tests – physical and mental to see if they were able to stay here and support themselves.

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Kathy

It seems that NYC gov isn’t releasing CV19 statistics by neighborhood. This is a mistake Those in harder hit neighborhoods could take more precautions and save theirs and their families’ lives. And really, we all have a right to know.

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Flushing Skeptic

Cuomo should run for President of the USA. He would be afar better candidate than either Biden or Sanders; he’s younger, more direct, probably more intelligent than either, and I think he could beat Trump in a NY Minute!

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Native New yorker

Cuomo will never beat Trump. More New Yorkers are moving out of this state due to policies Andrew Cuomo put in place, including being a sanctuary state.

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Frank

If the stock market needed respirators mr trump would get them in a heartbeat with him it’s money before human lives let’s go joe Biden in November let’s kick trump to the curb

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Ruud Gulit

No just secede ,. The rest of the heartland doesn’t want you! Socialist Republic of NYC sounds better doesn’t it?

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