"We're going to give a tip of our helmet to the doctors and nurses, the heroes on the frontlines of this war," said Jake Lemonda, president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.
The city has reported more than 51,800 cases. The U.S.N.S. Comfort, equipped with 1,000 beds, has admitted only 20 patients.
The city's death roll was reported at 914 on Monday night and 776 on Sunday.
"This is not a generational public health crisis, rather it is a crisis of a magnitude no generation living today has ever seen," Dr. Ross MacDonald wrote.
Police officers have been authorized to break up gatherings, with fines being the last resort if people refuse to disperse.
Hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived at New York City's Pier 90 on Monday morning to provide additional medical services to non-coronavirus patients.
According to fatality records from New York City's Department of Health, the death rate reached an average of one per 11.7 minutes between Thursday and Sunday night.
At full capacity, the Comfort has 1,000 hospital beds, 80 ICU beds, 12 operating rooms, and a staff of 1,100 to treat patients on board.
Vasil Pando, 56, of Brooklyn, is facing a number of charges, including the illegal sale of alcohol, promoting gambling, criminal nuisance and reckless endangerment.
"What I see on a daily basis is pain, despair, suffering and health care disparities," Brooklyn doctor Arabia Mollette said.
Any number of transgressions, from further criminal acts to simple oversights, can land an individual serving parole back in prison.
The Joanne Trattoria restaurant owned by Lady Gaga's father Joe Germanotta has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help pay his employees amid the coronavirus outbreak.
"Currently, 442 uniformed members and 70 civilian members tested positive for the Coronavirus," the NYPD said in a Friday statement.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) said the refrigerated structures outside Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan are to provide emergency capacity if the city's permanent morgues fill up.
Deciding to lift the lockdown is difficult because very little is known about the COVID-19 virus and testing is woefully inadequate in the U.S. But the longer the disruption goes on, the more difficult it will be for the economy to recover..
"They gave us less than 1 percent of the money that they were giving out to cities and states and we have a third of cases in the nation," de Blasio said on Wednesday.
Hospitals in New York and Connecticut are prohibiting visitation in deliver rooms amid the coronavirus outbreak. A petition asking to change that has almost half a million signatures on Change.org.
"The increase in the number of employees on sick report was anticipated and given the nature of the virus, it is expected that this number will grow," the NYPD said.
The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy survey shows how unemployment is affecting NYC's residents.
New York state has over 15,100 confirmed cases, more than any other state as well as a number of countries, including the United Kingdom.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the city had to develop an "immediate plan" to reduce density.
Cuomo announced Sunday that the majority of deaths as a result of coronavirus are among people over age 70. He noted the state is testing an exponentially higher number of people than anywhere else -- so there will be far more cases.
The city is also advising residents to "have sex with people close to" them, especially during periods of quarantine and social distancing.
"We don't talk about practicing humanity, but now if ever there was a time to practice humanity that time is now," he said.
New York staffers were informed of the possible coronavirus exposure the day before being laid off by the Bloomberg campaign.
"Eight have been identified with symptoms and have been moved also to isolation within the communicable disease unit," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Over 3 million New Yorkers have stopped using the subway system for transportation, in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has caused a global pandemic.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said a quarantine would cause people to leave the area, making the situation "worse, not better."
"We're going to look at all other options," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.