Gothamist: NYC EMS Faces Record Staffing Shortage As 911 Calls For COVID-Like Symptoms Surge

Gothamist: NYC EMS Faces Record Staffing Shortage As 911 Calls For COVID-Like Symptoms Surge. “The number of daily emergencies had been on the rise since late November, when fewer than 400 calls were coming a day for fever and cough symptoms. On Sunday, the most recent data available, the FDNY received 767 calls for fevers and coughs. That number surpassed last winter’s peak and was halfway to the levels recorded in early April 2020, the height of New York City’s first wave.”

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