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Subway Service Delays Feared as Omicron Hits the Express Track

The number of subway workers testing positive for COVID-19 has spiked, according to internal MTA data obtained by THE CITY. "It’s putting a tremendous strain on service, because you have so many absences," said one union official.

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‘No Acceptable Reason’ for State-Run Nursing Home to Store PPE Outdoors: City Hospitals Czar

After NYC Health + Hospitals CEO Mitch Katz blasted the action at a Queens veterans nursing home, state officials acknowledged some boxes of protective gear had been damaged. But they called reports "grossly exaggerated."

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Hospitals Nearing ICU Bed Limits as COVID-19 Surges in NYC

New York City is in a race against time to set up enough beds for the sickest coronavirus patients. As of Thursday, 307 ICU beds were available.

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City Shuttles Homeless and Other Virus Patients to Hotels

Officials line up 500 rooms to isolate shelter residents and public hospital patients with nowhere to go. But hotel workers won’t get masks.

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Queens Public Hospital Thrust into ‘Center of Crisis’ as Coronavirus Deaths Mount

Two dozen doctors and nurses were added Wednesday after a spike in COVID-19 deaths at Elmhurst Hospital, which has been deluged with patients.


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