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Health at High Risk in New York

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

23rd Mar, 2020. 10:44 am
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Health is at risk in New York City as the city mayor has warned of running out medical supplies with in 10 days.

British media reported that coronavirus outbreak in New York will get worse, with damage accelerated by shortages of key medical supplies, the city’s mayor has said.

“We’re about 10 days away from seeing widespread shortages,” Bill de Blasio said.

“If we don’t get more ventilators people will die.”

New York state become the epicentre of the outbreak in the US and accounts for almost half of the country’s cases.

There are now 31,057 confirmed cases nationwide, with 390 deaths.

On Sunday, the state’s Governor Andrew Cuomo said 15,168 people had tested positive for the virus., an increase of more than 4,000 from the previous day.

“All Americans deserve the blunt truth,” Mr de Blasio. “It’s only getting worse, and in fact April and May are going to be a lot worse.”

Furthermore New York now accounts for roughly 5% of Covid-19 cases worldwide.

However, Mr de Blasio has continued to criticise the administration for what he views as an inadequate response when health is at risk.

Doctors across New York reported shortage of medical supplies and a lack of protective gear for healthcare workers on the front lines of the outbreak.

Warnings of such shortages have reverberated across the country as other state governors have pleaded with the federal government to make more supplies available.

On the other hand President Trump also said a number of medical supplies sent to locations nationwide, as well as emergency medical stations for New York, Washington and California, the worst-hit states.

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