As New York's number of deaths related to the new coronavirus spikes, New York City officials say Hart Island could be used as a site for temporary interments if the number of deaths outpaces the city's morgue capacity, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, New York, and Ohio.
The United States on Saturday surpassed Italy as the country with the highest number of reported deaths from the new coronavirus, with 22,056 deaths linked to the virus. See the states with the highest number of U.S. cases and deaths on our interactive maps.
Most young healthy adults who contract the new coronavirus experience mild symptoms, yet data shows a growing number are suddenly dying from Covid-19—and health experts are scrambling to figure out why the disease is so deadly for some, but not others.
After becoming critically ill with Covid-19, David Lat was admitted to the hospital and put on a ventilator for six days. In a Washington Post opinion piece, Lat explains that while he "would not be here today without a ventilator," the treatment comes with "lasting" physical and emotional effects.