Photo Story: US now the global epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic

Ambulances line up outside Bellevue Hospital in New York City as part of the coronavirus response.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ambulances line up outside Bellevue Hospital in New York City as part of the coronavirus response.
Staff at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, bring in a new patient during the COVID-19 outbreak in New York.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
A man arrives at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
A view of a pharmacy through protective plastic in Astoria, Queens, during the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Nurses and healthcare workers outside at a hospital in New York City demand better protection against the COVID-19 virus.
Giles Clarke
A United Nations staff member shows medical supplies that were donated to fight COVID-19 in New York City.
United Nations/Robert Macpherson
The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan  displays a message of hope as the coronavirus continues to kill people in New York City.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
The Empire State Building is lit up in red in honour of first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak in New York.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider