Patients with serious cases are spending less time in the hospital on average and are less likely to be put on ventilators. Fewer are dying.
The death toll is lower, but there are echoes of March as cases spike, doctors fall ill and supplies run short. Now, Texas is trying to adapt hard-won lessons while addressing a new set of challenges.
Nearly 50,000 people in the region have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks.
Elmhurst Hospital in Queens had been inundated by patients. The Times went back to see how the staff was recovering, and planning for the the possibility of another wave.
A sharp drop in coronavirus patients was “like someone turned off the hose,” one doctor said. But the city’s health system faces challenges ahead.
The coronavirus has taken a steep toll on the often-invisible army of employees who keep New York hospitals running.
A couple who both work in New York City public hospitals are facing unimagined strain as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.
In a city ravaged by an epidemic, few places have been as hard hit as central Queens.
Let’s not forget the social failures that allowed Covid-19 to overwhelm neighborhoods like Elmhurst in Queens.
With a looming shortage of equipment for coronavirus patients in New York City, doctors say they may soon need to make difficult choices.
Hospitals in the city are facing the kind of harrowing increases in cases that overwhelmed health care systems in China and Italy.