According to real-time monitoring sites, the United States has become the country with the highest number of Covid-19 cases, overtaking China and Italy, in the late afternoon of Thursday (26).
The World Health Organization has not yet updated official data.
The virus spreads quickly through the tight city that runs out of time.
Hospitals in wealthy New York are no longer able to handle so many people. From Wednesday (25) to Thursday (26), one hundred people died.
The doctor who worked at dawn testifies: the system is overloaded throughout the city.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday (26) the opening of a new field hospital in each of the five regions of the city, in addition to the four that were already planned and the military vessel with a thousand beds that will anchor in the port in April .
The government is also negotiating with hotels to give up rooms to care for the sick.
But all this will only come true, at least, in a week.
Now, 1,200 of the city’s 1,800 ICU beds are already occupied. The governor said he is trying to pass a law to let two people share the same respirator and is turning anesthesia machines into ventilators.
In the south of the country, the city of New Orleans is also emerging as a new focus of the pandemic. The city has a famous carnival and experts say the party may have made the situation worse.
Across the country, the number of cases already exceeds 80 thousand. There are more than 1,150 dead.
Many people who are safe at home are willing to take chances. Only on Wednesday (25), 12 thousand volunteered to work in caring for the sick, in New York and 6 thousand professionals offered psychological help for free.
A lot of people are jumping into the boat even though the moment suggests a “save whoever can”.