As coronavirus deaths soar, mobile mortuaries appear in New York: live updates


For people in the New York area who have N95 type respirators or other medical grade masks at home, there are several ways to get them to the people who really need them right now: medical workers local.

  • Contact state agencies. In New York, the State Department of Health has an online form that breaks down donated goods by category, including medical supplies. New Jersey residents are encouraged to use the state’s official donation portal. Connecticut residents with potential donations can also fill out an online form.

  • Try non-profit groups. The Afya Foundation in Yonkers, New York, for example, is looking for donated masks of all kinds.

  • Donate directly. If you know a health professional personally, you can contact them directly to put on medical masks. Priority should be given to emergency physicians and other healthcare professionals who may come into contact with infected people.

  • Use a website. At least two websites, NYC Mask Crusaders and Mask Match, aim to connect New York residents with medical professionals who need essential supplies.

Keep up to date with developments on Wednesday.

Here is what happened yesterday:

Tristate Death Toll Passes 2300: Another 491 people died of the virus in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, bringing the region’s total to 2,381.

De Blasio requests supplies: The mayor of Blasio said that for the coming weeks, New York City will need 400 additional fans and 3.3 million N95 masks.

Equipment shortage for doctors: Without the proper equipment to treat patients, doctors will soon have to make difficult choices about which patients to prioritize.

Apple donation: Wednesday evening, Governor Cuomo said that Apple donated 1.9 million masks to the state.

Are you a healthcare worker in the New York area? Tell us what you see.

As the New York Times is monitoring the spread of the coronavirus in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, we need your help. We want to talk to doctors, nurses, lab technicians, respiratory therapists, emergency workers, nursing home managers – anyone who can share what they see in hospitals and other centers health in the region. Even if you haven’t seen anything yet, we want to connect now so that we can stay in touch in the future.

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