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Disturbing photos show body bags lining the hallways of a Brooklyn hospital before being wheeled out to refrigerated trucks as NYC's coronavirus death toll surges past 2,400

Disturbing photos show body bags lining the hallways of a Brooklyn hospital before being wheeled out to refrigerated trucks as NYC's coronavirus death toll surges past 2,400
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, suffered its first coronavirus-related death March 14
  • Since then more than 2,400 New Yorkers, most aged 65 and older have died from the disease 
  • City hospitals have become overwhelmed critically ill patients filling intensive care wards
  • Empty refrigerated trailers have been positioned outside hospitals to act as temporary morgues 
  • After patients pass away, they are left in orange body bags outside in the corridor of the hospital
  • They are then wheeled outside by medical workers wearing protective gear and placed into the trailer
Shocking photos have been released that capture the true horror of the rising death toll at what is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.
Bright orange body bags are seen lining the hallways of a hospital in Brooklyn as New York City tackles the pandemic head-on. 
The disturbing images taken inside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick show several deceased patients in body bags on stretchers.
New York City’s death toll from coronavirus stands at just over 2,400 with just over 64,500 people across the five boroughs coming down with the infection. 
Wyckoff Heights  along with and other city hospitals are becoming overwhelmed, as coronavirus patients fill up intensive care wards. 
Bodies are seen lying in corridors inside the Wyckoff Hospital as the healthcare system is overwhelmed with fatalities
After patients pass away, they are left outside in the hospital corridor before they can be taken to a temporary morgue outside
New York City hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with the mounting bodies, with shocking images emerging of body bags containing the latest victims of the killer virus spilling out into the corridors at Wyckoff Hospital in Brooklyn
New York City hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with the mounting bodies, with shocking images emerging of body bags containing the latest victims of the killer virus spilling out into the corridors at Wyckoff Hospital in Brooklyn

Medical personnel at the hospital can be seen in full personal protective gear as they roll the bodies from the hospital to a special refrigerator truck outside acting as a temporary morgue. 
The refrigerated trailers can be seen near hospitals all over the city and have become a grim reminder of the stark reality with hospital morgues already at capacity.
Inside the truck, dozens of body bags could be seen loaded on top of one other in the makeshift morgue. 
There were 4,159 coronavirus deaths in the wider New York State as of Sunday morning - up 594 from the day before. 
A record 630 deaths were reported Saturday. The numbers Sunday reflect the first time fatalities have dropped over 24 hours in a number of days.
A healthcare worker wheels the body of a deceased person from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
A healthcare worker wheels the body of a deceased person from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Bodies are loaded into a makeshift morgue outside the Wyckoff Hospital amid the outbreak of the coronavirus

Bdies are loaded ino a makeshift morgue outside the Wyckoff Hospital amid the outbreak of the coronavirus
New York City alone made up 757 of the state's 788 new deaths, and more than half of the US's daily deaths from coronavirus. The makeshift morgue outside Wyckoff hospital in Brooklyn contains the latest victims from the killer illness

New York City alone made up 757 of the state's 788 new deaths, and more than half of the US's daily deaths from coronavirus. The makeshift morgue outside Wyckoff hospital in Brooklyn contains the latest victims from the killer illness
An exhausted and distraught healthcare worker is seen by the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York this week. Medical professionals have been drafted in like 'cavalry' from all departments to try to tackle the pandemic

An exhausted and distraught healthcare worker is seen by the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York this week. Medical professionals have been drafted in like 'cavalry' from all departments to try to tackle the pandemic
Healthcare workers wheel a person outside Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on Sunday

Healthcare workers wheel a person outside Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on Sunday
Governor Cuomo hesitated to say the worst was definitely over for the Empire state but added: 'The apex could be a plateau and we could be on that plateau now. We won’t know until you see the next few days, does it go up, does it go down. 
Cuomo also announced the number of people discharged from hospitals has also gone 'way up', adding: 'That's great news.' 
There were 574 new hospitalizations Sunday Cuomo said - down from 1,095 on Saturday and 1,427 on Friday.
March 22 marked the last time less than 600 new hospitalizations were recorded, with 586.
Confirmed coronavirus cases were up in the state around 8,000 to 122,031. An exhausted healthcare worker takes a break outside the hospital. The pressure is being felt with thousands calling out sick
An exhausted healthcare worker takes a break outside the hospital. The pressure is being felt with thousands calling out sick
Nurses putting their names on protective clothing to be worn many times resting outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn

Nurses putting their names on protective clothing to be worn many times resting outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn
The body of deceased patient in orange body bag is moved from the hospital to a refrigerator truck serving as temporary morgue outside of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn

The body of deceased patient in orange body bag is moved from the hospital to a refrigerator truck serving as temporary morgue outside of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn 
Space inside the hospital is at a premium which means when somebody dies, their body has to be removed as quickly as possibly to allow for the arrival of new patients
Space inside the hospital is at a premium which means when somebody dies, their body has to be removed as quickly as possibly to allow for the arrival of new patients
Hundreds of people are dying in New York City alone every day. Their bodies are lined up and waiting to go inside the mogue
Hundreds of people are dying in New York City alone every day. Their bodies are lined up and waiting to go inside the mogue
A procession of the dead emerges from the backdoor of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Hospital workers push the gurneys carrying the recently deceased to a temporary morgue inside refrigerated container trucks

A procession of the dead emerges from the backdoor of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Hospital workers push the gurneys carrying the recently deceased to a temporary morgue inside refrigerated container trucks
Medical workers load bodies into the makeshift morgue. Those still at work are at risk because they have no choice but to wipe down and reuse old protective clothing and masks designed for single use
Medical workers load bodies into the makeshift morgue. Those still at work are at risk because they have no choice but to wipe down and reuse old protective clothing and masks designed for single use
A medical worker approaches a refrigerator truck being used as a morgue outside of Brooklyn Hospital Center
A medical worker approaches a refrigerator truck being used as a morgue outside of Brooklyn Hospital Center
A body is removed from a refrigerated morgue trailer outside of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
A body is removed from a refrigerated morgue trailer outside of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

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