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Queens pastor dies following complications from coronavirus

Father Gioacchino Basile, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, who has been ministering as Pastor of Saint Gabriel Church in East Elmhurst, died Saturday due to complications of coronavirus, according to the Diocese of Brooklyn. He is the second priest serving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to die as a result of coronavirus. “Father Gioacchino […]

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Elmhurst Hospital receives donation of 100,000 KN95 masks

More desperately needed Personal Protection Equipment was delivered Friday to Elmhurst Hospital which was overwhelmed by a surge of COVID-19 patients over the last two weeks. Working in partnership with Councilman Francisco Moya and Apollo Global Management co-founder Josh Harris are donating 10,000 KN95 facemasks, with another 90,000 masks to be donated by the firm […]

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‘We’ve never seen something like it’: NYC Health + Hospitals Queens medical director answers coronavirus questions

Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur is the dean and medical director at NYC Health + Hospitals in Queens, including Elmhurst Hospital and Queens Hospital. Dr. Moshirpur has been in practice for more than 50 years and has worked through AIDS, 9/11, Ebola and countless other pathogens, but told QNS she’s never seen anything like the COVID-19 crisis. Elmhurst […]

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City’s public health system to triple ICU capacity and expand personnel as COVID-19 surge continues

The city is racing to increase capacity and expand personnel at its 11 public hospitals, including Elmhurst Hospital which has been overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients since last week. To accommodate the surge in patients, NYC Health + Hospitals is tripling its intensive care units with an aim to bring on a total of 3,000 ICU […]

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Queens neighborhoods hardest hit by virus home to many service workers

BY ANN CHOI, JOSEFA VELASQUEZ & WILL WELCH, THE CITY This story was originally published on April 2, 2020, by THE CITY. New York City’s greatest concentration of COVID-19 cases is among residents of Queens’ Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst neighborhoods, newly released health stats show. Those areas are home to large numbers of people toiling in […]

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