More than two dozen nurses and doctors from the Cleveland Clinic arrived in New York City on April 17, where they will work to relieve colleagues at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital locations who have responded to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
This video was posted by NewYork-Presbyterian, and shows the medical staff arriving to a small chorus of cheers and clapping. According to a press release issued by the Cleveland Clinic, the contingent included 15 nurses and 10 doctors. The volunteers are expected to remain in New York for four weeks; the Cleveland Clinic said it would bring back any staff who became sick.
As of the afternoon of April 17, New York City, the epicenter of COVID-19 in the US, had recorded over 122,000 confirmed cases of the virus. At least 7,890 patients with confirmed cases of the virus had died; city authorities reported an additional 4,309 “probable” deaths tied to COVID-19.