Nursing home in new York reported “appalling” the death of 98 people from the coronavirus.
Death at the Isabella Geriatric Center in Manhattan is one of the most serious such outbreak in the United States. Statistics shocked even in the heavily affected new York.
The administration confirmed that about 46 of the victims tested positive for Covid-19, and another 52 people have suspected the presence of the virus, the Associated Press reports. Some died in the nursing home and the other after treatment in hospitals.
“It is absolutely appalling — said the mayor bill de Blasio. — Just impossible to imagine that so many people died in one place“.
The number of bodies was so overwhelming that the house ordered to store them in the refrigerator, because the funeral home needs a few days to pick up the body.
“At Isabella, like all other nursing homes in new York, was originally restricted access to broad and consistent testing for rapid diagnosis of our residents and staff, — he wrote in an email to a spokesman for the nursing home Audrey waters. — This prevented us to identify those who were infected and who had no symptoms, despite our attempts to quickly separate any who have had the symptoms“.
The nursing home has also faced staff shortages. They had to hire employees in the agencies and also in the early stages of the search for the means of individual protection for workers.
According to the Ministry of health of the state of new York, they received reports of outbreaks of 239 nursing homes, including at least six institutions that have killed more than 40 patients.
Earlier it became known that about 70 veterans have died from the virus in a nursing home in Massachusetts.