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New York City Setting Up Makeshift Morgues As Coronavirus Deaths Surge | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

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WELL >>> AS WE FOLLOW THE SPIKE IN >>> AS WE FOLLOW THE SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES, NEW YORK CORONAVIRUS CASES, NEW YORK CONTINUES TO SEE THE ABSOLUTE CONTINUES TO SEE THE ABSOLUTE WORST OF IT

WORST OF IT AS OF THIS MORNING, MORE THAN AS OF THIS MORNING, MORE THAN 84,000 PEOPLE HAVE TESTED 84,000 PEOPLE HAVE TESTED POSITIVE, NEARLY 2,000 PEOPLE POSITIVE, NEARLY 2,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE STATE OF NEW HAVE DIED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK YORK THE FAST MAJORITY OF THOSE CASES THE FAST MAJORITY OF THOSE CASES AND DEATHS ARE IN NEW YORK CITY AND DEATHS ARE IN NEW YORK CITY

HOSPITALS OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS OVERWHELMED FIRST RESPONDERS ARE GETTING FIRST RESPONDERS ARE GETTING SICK IN EXTRAORDINARY NUMBERS SICK IN EXTRAORDINARY NUMBERS LET’S GO RIGHT TO OUR REPORTERS LET’S GO RIGHT TO OUR REPORTERS ON THE GROUND IN NEW YORK CITY, ON THE GROUND IN NEW YORK CITY, NBC’S ANNE THOMPSON IS AT LENOX NBC’S ANNE THOMPSON IS AT LENOX HILL HOSPITAL IN MANHATTAN

HILL HOSPITAL IN MANHATTAN TOM WINTER AT AN FDNY EMS TOM WINTER AT AN FDNY EMS STATION IN MANHATTAN STATION IN MANHATTAN ANN, I’LL START WITH YOU OUTSIDE ANN, I’LL START WITH YOU OUTSIDE LENOX HILL LENOX HILL

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE NUMBER WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BEING TREATED THERE? OF PEOPLE BEING TREATED THERE? WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT HOW WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT HOW THEY’RE DEALING WITH WHAT’S THEY’RE DEALING WITH WHAT’S BEING DESCRIBED AS AN BEING DESCRIBED AS AN OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF PATIENTS? OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF PATIENTS? >> Reporter: LENOX HILL, CRAIG, >> Reporter: LENOX HILL, CRAIG, LIKE MANY OTHER HOSPITALS IN THE LIKE MANY OTHER HOSPITALS IN THE CITY HAS SEEN THE NUMBER OF CITY HAS SEEN THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 PATIENTS CONTINUE TO COVID-19 PATIENTS CONTINUE TO GROW GROW THIS MORNING A HOSPITAL THIS MORNING A HOSPITAL SPOKESPERSON TELLS US THAT THEY SPOKESPERSON TELLS US THAT THEY HAVE 250 CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS HAVE 250 CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS HERE HERE THAT’S AN INCREASE OF 50 FROM THAT’S AN INCREASE OF 50 FROM YESTERDAY, AND THAT 21% OF THOSE YESTERDAY, AND THAT 21% OF THOSE PATIENTS ARE IN THE INTENSIVE PATIENTS ARE IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

CARE UNIT EARLIER THIS MORNING, I TALKED EARLIER THIS MORNING, I TALKED TO AN ICU NURSE WHO SAY MOST OF TO AN ICU NURSE WHO SAY MOST OF THE PATIENTS IN ICU AT LENOX THE PATIENTS IN ICU AT LENOX HILL ARE COVID-19 PATIENTS AND HILL ARE COVID-19 PATIENTS AND MOST OF THOSE PATIENTS ARE ON MOST OF THOSE PATIENTS ARE ON VENTILATORS VENTILATORS BUT HERE IS REALLY WHAT I THINK BUT HERE IS REALLY WHAT I THINK IS THE MOST FRIGHTENING IMAGE OF IS THE MOST FRIGHTENING IMAGE OF ALL TODAY ALL TODAY

LENOX HILL IS JUST OFF OF PARK LENOX HILL IS JUST OFF OF PARK AVENUE AVENUE BEHIND ME IS THE SITE THAT SOME BEHIND ME IS THE SITE THAT SOME PARK AVENUE RESIDENTS ARE WAKING PARK AVENUE RESIDENTS ARE WAKING UP TO THIS MORNING UP TO THIS MORNING LET ME DESCRIBE IT TO YOU

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LET ME DESCRIBE IT TO YOU THERE IS AT THE END A TENTED THERE IS AT THE END A TENTED WALKWAY THAT COMES OUT OF THE WALKWAY THAT COMES OUT OF THE BACK OF LENOX HILL HOSPITAL, AND BACK OF LENOX HILL HOSPITAL, AND IT GOES TO THIS REFRIGERATION IT GOES TO THIS REFRIGERATION TRUCK TRUCK THAT TRUCK IS A TEMPORARY THAT TRUCK IS A TEMPORARY MORGUE MORGUE

JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO WE WERE JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO WE WERE LISTENING TO THE GENERATOR HUM LISTENING TO THE GENERATOR HUM HERE JUST OFF OF PARK AVENUE AS HERE JUST OFF OF PARK AVENUE AS IT WAITS FOR THE BODIES OF IT WAITS FOR THE BODIES OF COVID-19 PATIENTS TO COME AND COVID-19 PATIENTS TO COME AND WHAT THEY THINK IS JUST GOING TO WHAT THEY THINK IS JUST GOING TO BE A VERY DIFFICULT COUPLE OF BE A VERY DIFFICULT COUPLE OF WEEKS AHEAD FOR THE CITY OF NEW WEEKS AHEAD FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK YORK THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, BILL de BLASIO, HAS SAID YORK, BILL de BLASIO, HAS SAID APRIL 5th IS THE DEMARCATION APRIL 5th IS THE DEMARCATION POINT, AND THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY POINT, AND THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY GETTING READY HERE AT LENOX GETTING READY HERE AT LENOX HILL HILL EARLIER THIS MORNING THERE WAS A EARLIER THIS MORNING THERE WAS A TRUCK THAT CAME UP — IT WAS TRUCK THAT CAME UP — IT WAS FILLED WITH TEMPORARY WALLS

FILLED WITH TEMPORARY WALLS SO THEY MOVED THEM INSIDE THE SO THEY MOVED THEM INSIDE THE HOSPITAL SO THEY CAN SET UP HOSPITAL SO THEY CAN SET UP EXTRA ROOMS IN CASE THEY NEED EXTRA ROOMS IN CASE THEY NEED THEM THEM AS THE MAN WHO WAS UNLOADING AS THE MAN WHO WAS UNLOADING SAID TO ME, LOOK, WE’D RATHER BE SAID TO ME, LOOK, WE’D RATHER BE PREPARED THAN NOT PREPARED THAN NOT

LET’S GET READY NOW BEFORE THE LET’S GET READY NOW BEFORE THE REAL ONSLAUGHT COMES REAL ONSLAUGHT COMES IT IS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TO IT IS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TO LOOK AT THESE REFRIGERATED LOOK AT THESE REFRIGERATED TRUCKS TRUCKS THIS ONE IS HERE OBVIOUSLY THIS ONE IS HERE OBVIOUSLY OUTSIDE LENOX HILL

OUTSIDE LENOX HILL BUT YOU WILL SEE THEM OUTSIDE BUT YOU WILL SEE THEM OUTSIDE HOSPITALS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF HOSPITALS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF NEW YORK NEW YORK OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO PREPARE OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO PREPARE NEW YORKERS FOR WHAT IS TODAY A

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