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Elmhurst Hospital nurse on the front lines of pandemic dies

Elmhurst Hospital nurse on the front lines of pandemic dies
Posted at 10:37 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 07:20:55-04

ELMHURST, Queens — Another medical professional has lost their life on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus.

Erwin Lambrento was a nurse at NYC Health + Hospitals in Elmhurst. His death was announced by the hospital on Saturday.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of nurse Erwin Lambrento. He served our patients and community for over two decades at NYC Health + Hospitals Elmhurst," a spokesperson for NYC Health + Hospitals said in a statement. "As we continue to respond to this unprecedented global public health crisis, we remain forever grateful for his service on the front lines."

Over 21,000 people in New York State have died from coronavirus.