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Brooklyn Hospital Seeing Up To 10 Deaths A Day From Coronavirus04:22
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Patients wait in line while wearing protective masks and gloves for a COVID-19 test in Brooklyn. (John Minchillo/AP)
Patients wait in line while wearing protective masks and gloves for a COVID-19 test in Brooklyn. (John Minchillo/AP)

President Trump's announcement Sunday that Americans should stay home through April 30 came as Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health released projections that between 100,000 and 200,000 people in the U.S. could die of COVID-19.

Hospital workers, already stretched thin, are bracing for a tsunami of illness. At Mount Sinai Hospital in Brooklyn, chief medical officer Peter Shearer says they're seeing between five and 10 deaths a day, as patients crowd the emergency room waiting for beds. He recently wrote about the situation in New York Magazine and joins host Robin Young to discuss the situation.

Click here for more information from NYC Health on the coronavirus in New York. 

This segment aired on March 30, 2020.

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