When Dr. Darien Sutton saw what was happening in Italy, he braced himself. Sutton, an emergency medicine physician in Queens, New York, anticipated that the reality in Italy during the novel coronavirus pandemic — not enough hospital beds, a lack of protective gear — would soon become the reality in the U.S. In New York City, he was right. “Right now, looking at a large hospital in Queens, the medical intensive care unit is already at capacity,” Sutton told ABC News on Friday. He hopes it will serve as a wake-up call for other communities throughout the country on how to respond. “We should use this as an igniting event,” Sutton said, encouraging other communities to test early and actively push for social distancing even if they aren’t in a dire situation right now. Currently, there are more than 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and at least 46,000 in New York. More than 26,000 of the state’s cases are in New York City and at least 450 city residents have died. A breakdown of where the cases are shows that the areas with the most patients testing positive are in six neighborhoods in Queens and nine neighborhoods


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