New York Cases: 370,770
New York has opened its first drive-thru testing center in Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, located in Westchester County.
If you feel that you are sick you can call the NY State Hotline 1-888-364-3065. You will get a call back from a representative who will talk through your symptoms and will walk you through making an appointment to get tested.
NY has been known as the city that never sleeps, and now we can add “city that will deliver any and everything” to that list. Here is a list of restaurants that are offering promotions and delivering food during the NYC shutdown.
Good news to report as comfort has recently pulled into the New York Harbor at Pier 90 yesterday. The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived to aid our tireless hospital and medical workers with the overwhelming amount of COVID-19 cases that have poured through their doors over the past 3 weeks.
The ship WILL NOT be treating coronavirus patients. The ship is staffed with 1,200 medical personnel and equipped with operating rooms, a medical laboratory, a pharmacy, digital radiology, a CAT scan, two oxygen-producing plants and a helicopter deck.
Even with the massive Jacob Javits Center opening it’s 1.8M sq ft facility to house over 2,000 beds for patients who are suffering with coronavirus, the NY City hospitals are still overrun and low on resources. The Comfort will take on the cases of trauma opening 750 beds for immediate use.
There is no greater sign of hope to see the US Navy extend its resources to the NYC community. The ship was under maintenance and said to take 2 weeks to reach the NY Harbor from Virginia, but thanks to it’s men and women on staff, they have made it here in just 8 days.
New York City has gone from the city that never sleeps to the city that does that doesn’t go outside virtually overnight. With New York most certainly being the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US carrying over 26,000 of the 55,000 cases nationwide, city and state governments have stepped in to take grave precautions.
New York Times reports that all 1.8M sq ft of the Jacob Javits Center is just one of the 4 temporary hospitals that are being built to handle the mass overload from the outbreak that has taken place in NYC. With expected numbers of over 2,000 patients to flood the Javit Center alone over the next week, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers are proactively looking at other facilities on Long Island and at the Westchester Convention Center.
Medical professionals are actively requesting government assistance to bring in supplies as most hospitals are extremely low or have run out of standard necessities like gloves and masks
Embed Map of the Jacob Javits Center.