“Who is the sickest patient needs to go up?” a stressed voice can be heard asking at one point.
“I don’t know,” another voice answers.
The video was posted on Thursday by a Facebook user who received it from an anonymous hospital worker.
At the time it was posted, the latest city figures showed Queens leading the boroughs of New York City with 7,362 reported cases of infection — the highest resident-per-capita ratio.
At least 850 New Yorkers were being treated in ICUs out of 4,720 patients hospitalized citywide.
A hospital spokesman declined to comment on the video, except to say that it was “unauthorized” and filmed inside the emergency room.