The first death of a homeless New Yorker by coronavirus was recorded this week, city officials revealed.
The New York City Department of Social Services announced that an adult man in his sixties was hospitalized last week and officials were warned on Tuesday about his death. His identity has not been released.
“Tragically, a New Yorker who has become homeless has succumbed to this virus after several days in the hospital – our hearts go out to this person’s friends and family,” said spokesman Isaac McGinn. ABC news.
New York officials confirmed that a single adult man in his sixties is the first homeless person to die of coronavirus in the state
Lawyers are concerned about the homeless population because they are particularly at risk during the outbreak. Pictured: A homeless woman provides hand disinfection to pedestrians who walk past her on the street on March 14
DHS confirmed 39 positive COVID-19 cases among the homeless in New York this week
“What we see continues to follow trends in our city, state and country – with more tests taking place, we effectively identify more positives, giving us the ability to instantly connect each individual with the care they need, in the hospital or isolated. ‘
The man’s death may be even more of a concern to homeless advocates who say this population is particularly at risk during the global outbreak.
The homeless population is considered vulnerable because they are widely used in institutional settings and may not have consistent access to clean facilities.
DHS confirmed 39 positive COVID-19 cases among the homeless in New York this week.
The New York Department of Homeless Services announced that there were 17 coronavirus patients in 12 shelters across the city on Sunday evening.
Starting Thursday New York Daily News reported that 39 people in 27 homeless shelters across the city had tested positive for coronavirus. Twelve have been hospitalized.
Of the infected homeless population, McGinn said that one patient had ‘completed their isolation and regained health.
In response, DHS has identified special housing units, including 500 designated isolated units in separate facilities that can accommodate infected homeless patients.
About 65 individuals have been isolated in two of the designated locations.
Nine people are placed in isolation units, nine are self-insulating in their rooms and nine are with family.
In the United States, officials have reported more than 65,500 cases and the death toll has reached more than 1,000 deaths
Coalition for the Homeless reports that there were 62,679 homeless people as of January 2020, while the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the number was closer to 78,604 in a 2019 report.
New York City’s death follows California’s first death of a homeless California resident last week.
Ivan Klassen, director of community partnerships at the Los Angeles Mission, doubled the number of reports that the homeless population is more likely to contract the disease.
Classes said, “Unfortunately, we are well aware of the sad fact that our homeless population is 30 percent more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus than those who are healthy because of their compromised respiratory systems.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that more than 30,800 people had tested positive for the virus in his state, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, and more than 17,800 in New York City alone.
The state has reported 285 deaths and half of the reported infections in the country. As of now, New York has reported most cases of coronavirus in the nation.
He said state measures to fight the coronavirus seemed to work, as hospital admissions had slowed in recent days.
“That is almost too good to be true …” he said. “This is a very good sign and a positive sign, again not 100% sure if it’s right or right, but the arrows are heading in the right direction.”
It comes as an improvised morgue set up outside the Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on Wednesday in an effort to accommodate any increase in coronavirus victims.
National Guard workers and members are building an improvised morgue outside Bellevue Hospital in New York City, New York this week
Armed military and NYC Medical Examiner’s Office set up white tents and refrigerated trucks outside the hospital, while health officials warned that the city’s morgues were approaching their capacity.
New York City also took aggressive new steps to fight the crisis on Wednesday by closing streets and asking people to quit basketball and other sports in public parks.
Gov Cuomo described street closings in New York City, where more than 8 million people live, as a pilot program. Vehicle closures are intended to allow pedestrians to walk down the street to allow greater ‘social distance’ to prevent infections.
In an effort to help states address the persistent coronavirus outbreak, President Donald made a federal disaster statement to free up federal funds for badly hit states like New York and Louisiana.
A number of other U.S. states have also filed for major disaster status in recent days, including Florida, Texas, New Jersey, North Carolina, Missouri, Maryland, and South Carolina, as well as the U.S. Territory of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Unfortunately, several hospitals in New York City continue to see an influx of patients despite limited availability and declining resources.
The current hospital admission rate is 12 percent – a worrying figure, especially given the looming ‘spike’ of cases expected to flood hospitals within three weeks. Three percent of the cases require ICU.
That means that there are currently 888 people in New York State in need of intensive care, and experts say the city’s hospitals are already nearly overrun.
Cuomo emphasized the need for more equipment – especially fans – but said the arrows were pointing in the “right” direction.
“There are indications that the leak test works. On Sunday, the projection doubled the number of hospital admissions every two days.
Government Andrew Cuomo (center) has asked to install fans in several New York hospitals as city becomes coronavirus epicenter
Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) predicted that half of New York City’s 8.6 million residents would get coronavirus
“It doubled every 3.4 days on Monday. On Tuesday it was 4.7 days.
“That is almost too good to be true, but the theory is that given the density we are dealing with, it spreads very quickly, but if you decrease the density, you can decrease the spread.”
Cuomo did not want to lean too much on the projections and said he had “seen them bounce everywhere.”
“I don’t put a lot of stock in it, but this is a very good sign and a positive sign.
“I’m not 100 percent of the view that it’s right or right, but the arrows are heading in the right direction,” he said.
He warned that while many seem to be following his advice and not going out, there was an “issue” with New York City’s parks and public spaces.
Over the weekend, dozens of New Yorkers gathered in the parks because the weather was hot.
Like Mayor Bill de Blasio, Cuomo told it to stop.
If the residents of the city don’t listen, de Blasio says he’s considering closing the parks and playgrounds.
Cuomo said he does not want it to come to this, but that he would close parks if he had to.
He also spoke of a trial in New York City to open streets, but only for pedestrians so they could get fresh air safely.
Pictured: New York City coronavirus cases have continued to grow as officials call for social distancing
He said the social distance was “stressful,” but if it stopped the spread of the virus, it meant “everything” for the fight against the coronavirus, because it means the hospitals don’t get overwhelmed.
He said that in New Rochelle, where a huge cluster of early cases were found, they could have “dramatically” slowed down the spread.
Still, the Blasio predicted that half of New York City’s 8.6 million residents would develop coronavirus.
In total, the United States reported more than 65,500 cases and more than 1,000 deaths.
Wednesday was the deadliest day in the United States with more than 200 deaths.
Dr. Anthony Fauci grimly warned on Wednesday that the coronavirus may come back in cycles, as the death toll in the United States reached 1035, with 252 people dying in one day.
During a daily briefing at the White House, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Americans should be prepared for the outbreak to become “seasonal.”
Pictured: Dr. Anthony Facui and President Donald Trump commented at a news conference on Wednesday about the coronavirus outbreak
His warning came when Donald Trump seemed to ease his desire to lift the shutdown across the county at Easter. The president said he still wants to reopen within that time frame, but acknowledges that not all states can make it to his timeline.
Opening the country at Easter instead of two weeks later could kill 450,000 more Americans, charts published by The New York Times Show.
Fauci told reporters, “Could this possibly be a seasonal, cyclical thing? I think it could be very good. ‘
The Senate recently unanimously passed a bill of 2.2 trillion coronavirus. The bill goes through to the House for a vote and then needs Trump’s signature to officially establish the protocols.
The package would provide direct payments to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits, and generate a $ 367 billion small business program to continue earning payrolls while forcing workers to stay at home.
Most Americans earning less than $ 75,000 as a single tax carrier would receive a direct payment of $ 1,200 under the bill.
Payments go out by direct deposit for those who have recently paid taxes or received tax refunds that way, but for others physical checks are sent.