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In April, the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States was in the New York City area.
Over 5,000 emergency calls were placed to New York’s medical emergency system for many days.
New triage rules said a patient must be examined from a distance
before deciding if protective clothing is needed for a closer examination.
Triage is the process of deciding which patients to treat first, based on how sick or injured they are.
Triage is done in emergency rooms, disasters and wars when medical supplies are limited.