“After next Sunday, April 5th is when I get very, very worried about everything we’re going to need,” Mr de Blasio said during a briefing on the virus Friday.
“The people power we’re going to need, the equipment, the supplies, obviously the ventilators.”
The coronavirus has hospitalised 5,250 people in New York City and the number of patients requiring ICU treatment rose significantly over the last 24 hours. A total of 1,175 patients are in ICUs, a 37.6 per cent rise from the 850 that needed such care as of Thursday evening.
Queens continues to lead the five boroughs with 8,529 confirmed cases, followed by Brooklyn with 7,091, The Bronx with 4,880, Manhattan with 4,627 and Staten Island with 1,534.
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