Watch stay: New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio holds a press convention on the coronavirus outbreak
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New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio is holding a press convention Monday to replace the general public on the coronavirus outbreak that has contaminated greater than 43,100 folks within the metropolis.
On Monday, de Blasio and different state and metropolis officers welcomed the USNS Consolation to New York Metropolis, which is able to present a further 1,000 hospital beds. De Blasio’s workplace introduced on Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Administration Company is sending 250 ambulances, about 500 EMTs and paramedics and 85 refrigerated vans to function momentary mortuaries to New York Metropolis, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak within the U.S.
“Our EMTs and paramedics are dealing with an unprecedented variety of medical calls every day. There has by no means been a busier time within the historical past of EMS in New York Metropolis,” New York Metropolis Hearth Commissioner Daniel Nigro stated in an announcement.
The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention issued a journey advisory on Sunday for residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to keep away from non-essential journey for 14 days to fight the virus unfold.
The variety of confirmed instances of coronavirus within the U.S. stands at greater than 164,600 and the U.S. demise toll has surpassed 3,100 deaths, in line with Johns Hopkins College knowledge. New York state accounts for nearly half of these instances with 67,384 confirmed infections as of Tuesday morning.
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