NEW YORK - A nurse assistant at Mount Sinai West hospital has died after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Some colleagues have blamed the death on a lack of supplies at the hospital.
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Meanwhile, four others have tested positive.
A photo shared on social media shows three nurses at Mount Sinai West wearing makeshift supplies crafted from trash bags.
They claimed there was no more gowns or fresh facemasks in the whole hospital.
The lack of supplies has been tied to the death of assistant nursing manager Kious Kelly.
The 48-year-old tested positive for coronavirus about two weeks ago and passed away Tuesday night.
At least four staffers who worked with Kelly have also tested positive for the coronavirus.
Reportedly, Mount Sinai West has about 40 coronavirus patients throughout the entire facility.
Mount Sinai Health Systems released a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened by the passing of a beloved member of our nursing staff. The safety of our staff and patients has never been of greater importance and we are taking every precaution possible to protect everyone. But this growing crisis is not abating and has already devastated hundreds of families in New York and turned our frontline professionals into true American heroes. Today, we lost another hero - a compassionate colleague, friend and selfless caregiver."