Ambulances Line Street Outside Jamaica Hospital in Queens Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Ambulances lined the street outside Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York, on Tuesday, April 7, as the city and hospital staff continue in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

Elchonon Osina took this video and posted it to Twitter on April 8. Osina told Storyful the video was taken as he drove by the hospital, but refused to provide a comment about what he was seeing.

Videos shared online in recent weeks have showed crowded emergency rooms, and doctors across New York have made pleas for donations and additional personal protective equipment (PPE).

New York City is considered the epicenter of the virus, and New York state has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States. According to the latest reports, the state confirmed its highest number of coronavirus-related deaths in one day on Wednesday, after announcing another 779 people had died in 24 hours. More than 6,000 people have died in New York state from the virus.

Storyful has reached out to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for comment on the footage. Credit: Elchonon Osina via Storyful