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Gay NYC Nursing Manager at Mount Sinai Hospital Dies from Coronavirus Because of Lack of Personal Protective Equipment

A gay assistant nursing manager at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, has died from the coronavirus, after being exposed to the disease due to the lack of personal protective equipment that has been widely reported at New York City hospitals.

Via The New York Post:

The shortage of safety gear at one Manhattan hospital is so dire that desperate nurses have resorted to wearing trash bags — and some blame the situation for the coronavirus death of a beloved colleague. A stunning photo shared on social media shows three nurses at Mount Sinai West posing in a hallway while clad in large, black plastic trash bags fashioned into makeshift protective garb. … Meanwhile, staffers at the hospital near Columbus Circle on Wednesday tied the lack of basic supplies there to the death of assistant nursing manager Kious Kelly, who tested positive for coronavirus about two weeks ago. Kelly, 48, was admitted to Mount Sinai’s flagship hospital on the Upper East Side on March 17 and died Tuesday night, the workers said.

New York City had added 3,101 new confirmed coronavirus cases since the same time on Wednesday, bringing the total to 23,112.

The total number of virus-related deaths climbed to 365 on Thursday, up from 280 the day before.

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