QUEENS, N.Y. - One neighborhood in Queens has seen a major spike in coronavirus-related deaths.

Elmhurst Hospital put out a statement around 7 p.m. Wednesday saying 13 people died at the hospital in the previous 24 hours.

It's important to note that number is consistent with the high number of ICU patients being treated there.

Thursday morning, another long line formed with New Yorkers looking to get tested. The line snaked a few times along Baxter Avenue outside the hospital.

According to the head of the city's Health + Hospitals, as of about 5:30 p.m. Thursday four more patients had died at the hospital over the previous 24 hours.




The hospital says its staff is going above and beyond to try to save everyone, but the virus is taking a terrible toll, especially on the elderly.

Officials at Elmhurst say they're increasing the capacity of the hospital on a daily basis by sending more doctors, nurses and ventilators. 

In a statement, they said, "We need New Yorkers to do their part. Stay home. And don't seek emergency care for mild or moderate symptoms."