New York health authorities installed a makeshift morgue in the same location that was used during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, near the Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, to manage the possible increase in the number of deaths from coronavirus ( COVID-19).
In the area there are two refrigerated trucks and a team of troops with military outfits and masks that has helped to assemble the device, which also has several tents.
The set-up has been overseen by members of the New York Police Department and the forensic medicine office, local media reported.
It is expected that this scene will soon be the usual one in other hospitals throughout the city, so that in the next few days more refrigerated trucks and tents will begin to arrive.
Currently, New York is the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States, with figures that are statistically continuing the progression that other large cities affected by the virus, such as Madrid or Milan, have undergone.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo detailed Wednesday that there are at least 30,811 confirmed cases in the state, of which 285 resulted in the patient’s death from COVID-19.
This Tuesday he assured that the spread of the virus “goes at a bullet train pace” and that the number of cases “doubles every three days”, which can cause a problem for the state health system, which does not have enough beds to face the peak of the crisis.
For his part, the mayor, Bill de Blasio, predicted that the crisis will continue until May and said that it is “inconceivable” that it ends in mid-April, as predicted by the President of the United States, Donald Trump.
“April, unquestionably, is going to be worse than March and, currently, my fear is that May could be worse than April, this is the reality we are facing,” de Blasio stressed.