Officials investigate after 3 quarantined men found dead at Times Square hotel

Kimberly Dole
April 20, 2020 - 7:39 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are investigating after three men quarantined at a Midtown hotel were found dead over the weekend.

The FDNY said they responded twice to the Hilton Garden Inn in Times Square on Saturday and once on Sunday.

All three men - ages 42, 64 and 70 were pronounced dead at the scene although it is currently unknown if the causes of death are coronavirus-related.

It is unclear if there was any connection between the victims.

In past weeks, officials have said recovering coronavirus patients, the homeless and health care workers were being placed into vacant hotels.

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the city would be ramping up approximately 11,000 "more hotel rooms to use for quarantining those who live in overcrowded, multigenerational households."

"The health and safety of anyone staying in isolation hotels is of the utmost importance and the City is taking every precaution to ensure their needs are met while they quarantine," the city said in a statement released late Sunday night. "New Yorkers staying in these hotels have been determined by hospitals who are discharging them to not need medical care or hospitalization. Every death due to this disease is a tragedy, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure we can care for those in need."