NY establishes a temporary morgue amid a coronavirus pandemic

Medical personnel wait for motorists to pull up for COVID-19 coronavirus testing facility at Glen Island Park Friday

Report New York City Morgues Near Capacity 2,362AP

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in NY climbed to 3,800, with close to 900 in intensive care, with the peak of the outbreak weeks away, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

A need for safety equipment at a New York City hospital reportedly became so unbearable this week that nurses there resorted to wearing trash bags as protection against the coronavirus.

The current count of the cases is 15,597 and with 192, taken by the reaper and these stats were made available by the Johns Hopkins University.

Assembled near the Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital is the morgue to house the corpses of the COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday.

The unusual scene was documented in a photo shared on social media of three nurses inside Mount Sinai West, according to the New York Post.

In addition to obtaining footage from inside the hospital, sources there told ABC News that it is relatively young and seemingly healthy who have been most vulnerable to the disease.

According to Bryan Llenas, the number of COVID-19 is hitting the roof.

"It's the number one priority of our public hospital system right now", New York City Health and also Hospitals representative Christopher Millers claimed, per the New York DailyNews He included that the "virus continues to take an especially awful toll on the elderly and people with preexisting conditions". She echoed the message of Vice President Mike Pence, she also noted than 60% of new cases in the United States has come from NYC.

He was working with COVID-19 patients and was diagnosed with the virus nearly two weeks ago, according to the New York Post.

The tents and trucks can handle between 3,500 and 3,600 bodies, she said.

The city Medical Examiner's office set up the grim operation at the hospital in Kips Bay this week.

This all comes after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest update on where the state stands with battling the virus.

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