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THE HOMELESS SHOULD HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED FIRST!

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The
number of homeless individuals in New York City’s crammed shelter
system infected with the coronavirus exploded to 30 from just a
single case reported last week – with one being referred from the
equally stressed public hospital network. One of the homeless people
who tested positive was sent to a shelter by a public hospital
because the person exhibited only mild symptoms and was not deemed
sick enough to be admitted, a Department of Homeless official said.
The hospital referral was first reported by The City. Anticipating a
massive increase of infected shelter residents, DHS has identified
500 isolated units in the system that can be used to quarantine its
clients. These units will be located in facilities separate from the
regular homeless population, said spokesman Isaac McGinn. The 30
COVID-19 cases were identified across 22 shelter locations. The
sprawling shelter system serves 58,000 homeless individuals at 450
sites.

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