Disturbing photos emerged from orange body bags lining the corridors of a hospital in coronavirus New York City epicenter.
The morbid photos of the Brooklyn hospital highlight the desperate struggle in the United States to control the deadly virus.
The images were captured inside and outside the Wyckoff Heights medical center in Bushwick and show patients who died in body bags on stretchers.
Across the city, hospitals are overcrowded with Covid-19 patients and must use all available space.
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Other Wyckoff photos show doctors in protective gear transferring bodies into refrigerated trucks, which serve as temporary mortuaries, reports the Daily Mail.
Such trucks have been seen across the city, with the New York mortuaries at full capacity.
The death toll of Covid-19 in New York is more than 2,400, while more than 67,500 people in its five boroughs have been positive.
While the virus has already made a total of 4,159 people in New York State where more than 122,000 cases have also been recorded.
Saturday saw 630 dead – a record. Sunday morning, the number of deaths had increased by 594 on the figure during the last 24 hours.
However, it also meant that for the first time in a week, deaths had declined slightly overnight, although there were 7,300 new cases.
Governor Andrew Cuomo hesitated to say that the worst was definitely over but added: “The summit could be a plateau and we could be on this plateau now.
“We won’t know until we see the next few days, is it going up, is it going down.”
Cuomo also said that new hospitalizations had dropped 50% in 24 hours and that the number of people released was “increasing”.
There were 574 new hospitalizations on Sunday, the governor confirmed, compared to 1,095 the previous day and 1,427 on Friday.
It is the first time since March 22 that fewer than 600 new patients are admitted with 586.
After the peak of the epidemic, Cuomo said that a massive deployment of rapid tests would be essential to help the nation “get back to normal.”
It comes as the United States has entered one of the most critical weeks of the crisis, with government officials warning that the death toll in places like New York, as well as Michigan and Louisiana, was a sign of trouble coming to other states.
Yet governors of eight states have resisted the issuance of home stay orders to slow the spread of respiratory disease, and some churches have held large Palm Sunday services in disregard of these orders in their states .
Despite declines like New York, places like Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington, D.C. are starting to see mortality increase.
“It will be the hardest and saddest week in the lives of most Americans, quite frankly.
“It will be our time in Pearl Harbor, our time in September 11, but it will not be located,” American surgeon Jerome Adams told Fox News on Sunday.