Bodies transported to temporary hospital morgue as New York daily death toll reaches 799Record ID: 1468486
- Title: Bodies transported to temporary hospital morgue as New York daily death toll reaches 799
- Date: 9th April 2020
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BODIES UNDER WHITE SHEETS AND WHITE BAGS BEING TIED AND WHEELED INTO TEMPORARY MORGUE OUTSIDE KINGSBROOK JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER IN BROOKLYN GURNEY WITH SHEET HANGING OFF IT VARIOUS OF REFRIGERATED TRUCK USED TO HOLD DEAD BODIES HEALTHCARE WORKERS SEEN FROM WINDOW / EXTERIOR OF KINGSBROOK JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER VARIOUS OF PATIENT BEING WHEELED INTO HOSPITAL AT MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER IN BROOKLYN AMBULANCE PATIENT BEING WHEELED INTO TRIAGE TENT FROM AMBULANCE PATIENT BEING WHEELED INTO HOSPITAL PATIENT BEING WHEELED INTO TRIAGE TENT THREE ORTHODOX JEWISH MEN WALKING BY TRIAGE TENT PATIENT BEING WHEELED INTO HOSPITAL PATIENT BEING WHEELED INTO TRIAGE TENT PATIENT BEING WHEELED INTO HOSPITAL EXTERIOR OF MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER
- Keywords: COVID-19 Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Maimonides Medical Center dead doctors nurses protective equipment
- Reuters ID: LVA001C8RPZRB
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:04:44
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL
Bodies covered in white bags were seen being tied up and wheeled to a refrigerated truck serving as a temporary morgue outside of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday (April 9) as the state announced staggering death counts due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
About 4 miles (6 km) away, patients were wheeled into Maimonides Medical Center and into a triage tent outside of the hospital.
The state reported a record-high 799 deaths on Wednesday (April 8), bringing the toll for COVID-19 deaths to 7,067.
U.S. deaths due to coronavirus topped 16,000 on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, a number surpassed only by Italy with a much smaller population.
More than 450,000 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus.
(Production: Hussein Al Waaile and Roselle Chen)
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