Coronavirus sweeps across New York, staggering hospitals at US epicenter of epidemic


Photo: File NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES: New York state suffered another quick and brutal rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, staggering hospitals at the US epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, as California said it could be facing the next major wave of the disease. In New York City, the densely packed home of more than 8 million people, healthcare officials tried to find hospital beds for the surging number of coronavirus patients as the statewide death toll rose to 210, with more than 25,600 confirmed cases.