Inside New York City, Epicenter of US Coronavirus Outbreak

World | Associated Press | March 30, 2020, 3:33 pm
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 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio projected that over half of the city of more than 8 million people will become infected with coronavirus and appealed to the federal government to provide New York with more ventilators to face a public health crisis he estimated would last into May. <br /> <br /> A patient wears a protective face mask as she is loaded into an ambulance at The Brooklyn Hospital Center emergency room, in New York. (Image: AP)
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio projected that over half of the city of more than 8 million people will become infected with coronavirus and appealed to the federal government to provide New York with more ventilators to face a public health crisis he estimated would last into May.

A patient wears a protective face mask as she is loaded into an ambulance at The Brooklyn Hospital Center emergency room, in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A worker wearing protective gear, transfers a container to another worker outside one of the tents at a state-managed coronavirus drive-through testing site that opened, on the Staten Island borough of New York. (Image: AP)
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A worker wearing protective gear, transfers a container to another worker outside one of the tents at a state-managed coronavirus drive-through testing site that opened, on the Staten Island borough of New York. (Image: AP)

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 A flier urging customers to remain home hangs at a turnstile as an MTA employee sanitizes surfaces at a subway station with bleach solutions due to COVID-19 concerns in New York. (Image: AP)
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A flier urging customers to remain home hangs at a turnstile as an MTA employee sanitizes surfaces at a subway station with bleach solutions due to COVID-19 concerns in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A lone pedestrian walks down Broadway past the Charging Bull statue as COVID-19 concerns empty a typically bustling downtown area in New York. (Image: AP)
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A lone pedestrian walks down Broadway past the Charging Bull statue as COVID-19 concerns empty a typically bustling downtown area in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A security guard walks through a sparsely populated transit hub in the downtown financial district as retail stores remain shuttered due to COVID-19 concerns in New York. (Image: AP)
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A security guard walks through a sparsely populated transit hub in the downtown financial district as retail stores remain shuttered due to COVID-19 concerns in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A commuter crosses 42nd Street in front of Grand Central Terminal during morning rush hour in New York. (Image: AP)
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A commuter crosses 42nd Street in front of Grand Central Terminal during morning rush hour in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A man crosses the street in a nearly empty Times Square, which is usually very crowded in New York. (Image: AP)
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A man crosses the street in a nearly empty Times Square, which is usually very crowded in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Patients wear personal protective equipment while maintaining social distancing as they wait in line for a COVID-19 test at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)
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Patients wear personal protective equipment while maintaining social distancing as they wait in line for a COVID-19 test at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A tent that will be used as a makeshift morgue being built in in New York. (Image: AP)
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A tent that will be used as a makeshift morgue being built in in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A person wears protective equipment while waiting to enter a COVID-19 testing site at Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of in New York. (Image: AP)
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A person wears protective equipment while waiting to enter a COVID-19 testing site at Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A member of the Brooklyn Hospital Center COVID-19 testing team calls in the next patient in line, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Image: AP)
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A member of the Brooklyn Hospital Center COVID-19 testing team calls in the next patient in line, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Image: AP)

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 Yankee Stadium remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in the Bronx borough of New York. (Image: AP)
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Yankee Stadium remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in the Bronx borough of New York. (Image: AP)

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 Bicyclists and a pedestrian pass through a quiet Manhattan street, during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. (Image: AP)
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Bicyclists and a pedestrian pass through a quiet Manhattan street, during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Cars head along FDR Drive next to the Manhattan skyline during the coronavirus outbreak in New York. (Image: AP)
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Cars head along FDR Drive next to the Manhattan skyline during the coronavirus outbreak in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A dormant COVID-19 testing tent stands outside SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York. (Image: AP)
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A dormant COVID-19 testing tent stands outside SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Medical workers load oxygen and disinfect surfaces of an ambulance outside a COVID-19 testing side at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)
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Medical workers load oxygen and disinfect surfaces of an ambulance outside a COVID-19 testing side at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A medical worker looks out onto a line of patients waiting for COVID-19 testing outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)
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A medical worker looks out onto a line of patients waiting for COVID-19 testing outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A subway customer uses a tissue to protect her hand while holding onto a pole as COVID-19 concerns drive down commuters in New York. (Image: AP)
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A subway customer uses a tissue to protect her hand while holding onto a pole as COVID-19 concerns drive down commuters in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Workers, wearing personal protective equipment, build splash guards during a mass manufacturing operation to supply New York City government with protection to distribute against COVID-19, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. (Image: AP)
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Workers, wearing personal protective equipment, build splash guards during a mass manufacturing operation to supply New York City government with protection to distribute against COVID-19, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A woman wearing a mask crosses the street in front of a mural about traffic accidents reading,
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A woman wearing a mask crosses the street in front of a mural about traffic accidents reading, "NOT ONE MORE DEATH" in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Image: AP)

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 Nurses stand on a grassy hill outside the emergency entrance to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx borough of New York. (Image: AP)
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Nurses stand on a grassy hill outside the emergency entrance to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx borough of New York. (Image: AP)

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 A medical worker sticks her head outside a COVID-19 testing tent set up outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)
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A medical worker sticks her head outside a COVID-19 testing tent set up outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Emergency room nurses transport buckets of donated flowers up a ramp outside Elmhurst Hospital Center's emergency room in New York. (Image: AP)
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Emergency room nurses transport buckets of donated flowers up a ramp outside Elmhurst Hospital Center's emergency room in New York. (Image: AP)

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 The tents used to test for COVID-19 at Elmhurst Hospital Center are seen next to the Trauma Center entrance in the Queens borough of New York. (Image: AP)
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The tents used to test for COVID-19 at Elmhurst Hospital Center are seen next to the Trauma Center entrance in the Queens borough of New York. (Image: AP)

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 No cars are seen on the FDR drive or the side streets in lower Manhattan in New York as people shelter in place due to coronavirus. (Image: AP)
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No cars are seen on the FDR drive or the side streets in lower Manhattan in New York as people shelter in place due to coronavirus. (Image: AP)

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 A man walks alone on the promenade under the FDR drive in Lower Manhattan. (Image: AP)
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A man walks alone on the promenade under the FDR drive in Lower Manhattan. (Image: AP)

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 A patient is given a COVID-19 test by a medical worker outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn borough of New York. (Image: AP)
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A patient is given a COVID-19 test by a medical worker outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn borough of New York. (Image: AP)

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 Emergency medical workers wear protective masks due to COVID-19 concerns while delivering a patient to the emergency room at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)
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Emergency medical workers wear protective masks due to COVID-19 concerns while delivering a patient to the emergency room at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A Samaritan's Purse crew works on building a 68 bed emergency field hospital specially equipped with a respiratory unit in New York's Central Park across from The Mount Sinai Hospital. (Image: AP)
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A Samaritan's Purse crew works on building a 68 bed emergency field hospital specially equipped with a respiratory unit in New York's Central Park across from The Mount Sinai Hospital. (Image: AP)

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 Light traffic frames a woman and child as they walk across Madison Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan of New York. (Image: AP)
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Light traffic frames a woman and child as they walk across Madison Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan of New York. (Image: AP)

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