NY State Declared Major Disaster Area After 56 Coronavirus Deaths — Military is Outlining Plans to Take Over Hotels, Dormitories, Arenas to Treat Patients

On Friday President Trump declared New York State a major disaster area as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases jumped to 10,356 by Saturday morning.
There have been 56 deaths reported in the state due to coronavirus.

The US mortality rate for the coronavirus has dropped to 1.2% from 4% in the last 13 days.

The US military is now working on plans due to the emergency declaration that will enable them to take over hotels, college dormitories and sports arenas and turn them into ICU-like areas.


Via The Geller Report and Daily Mail.

Donald Trump has declared New York State a major disaster area as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases skyrockets and New York City was declared the epicenter of the US outbreak by city Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The US military will now be called in, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have said they plans to take over hotels, sports arenas, college dorms and other buildings in a bid to bolster the number of available hospital rooms.

De Blasio had urged Trump to send in the military and its logistical support to hard-hit New York State, California and Seattle on Wednesday. On Friday de Blasio said: ‘We constitute 30 percent of the cases in the US and 70 per cent of the cases in New York State. Whether we like it or not, we are the epicenter.’

The president’s declaration comes as a hospital in the Bronx revealed it is running low on ventilators and a Queens doctor revealed that an elderly patient experiencing coronavirus symptoms died on the hospital ward floor.

On Friday, patients were seen lining up around the block at test centers in New York City as they tried to get tested for the disease. One video showed hundreds lining up waiting to be tested at Queens’ Elmhurst Hospital.

And in Chicago they are filming military vehicles being shipped on trains.

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