At least 13 patients have died from Covid-19 at the same hospital within 24 hours. The deaths of the patients at Elmhurst Hospital in New York took place over the last 24 hours, a statement from a spokesman said, as one of the hardest hit states sees a surge in cases.
However, NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst said in a statement that the number is consistent with the number of Intensive Care Unit patients being treated there.
The New York Times reported that some patients waiting for a bed at the 545-bed facility died in the emergency room, and a refrigerated truck sits outside to hold bodies.
Photos from outside the hospital show a long line of patients waiting outside for a COVID-19 test.