NEW YORK – Authorities said three men were found dead over the weekend at a New York City hotel used to house people who had recently been released from hospitals after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The bodies were discovered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, a spokesman for the New York Police Department told WNYW. Two of the victims, aged 42 and 70, were found Saturday in separate rooms, the television station reported. The third victim, who was 64, was discovered Sunday, according to WNYW.
All three people were pronounced dead at the scene, WABC reported.
“The city has made hotel rooms available to individuals who, for various reasons, are unable to isolate at home,” according to a statement released by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office. “Every death due to this disease is a tragedy, and we are reviewing these incidents.”
It is not clear if the deaths were related to COVID-19, WABC reported.
One of the men had been treated at Montefiore in the Bronx, another at Maimonides Hospital and another at Harlem Hospital, WNYW reported.
“Something doesn’t make sense here,” de Blasio said during a coronavirus briefing Monday. “We are doing a full review here to understand that. We are going to add more medical personnel to do more checking in with people.”
The hotel is under contract with NYC Office of Emergency Management, WNYW reported.
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