Lubbock nurses aid New York during coronavirus outbreak - FOX34 Lubbock

Lubbock nurses aid New York during coronavirus outbreak

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

As New York continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, more caregivers are needed to stop its spread. Two nurses from Lubbock flew out Saturday to assist health officials fighting the outbreak. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for caregivers across the county to aid the state in beating this health crisis. President Trump announcing over the weekend deployment of troops to the hotspot. 

Kyndal Irwin and Denise Arguello are registered nurses at the Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute. The decision wasn't easy, but they both hope to fulfill their duty in backing their fellow health care workers. 

"Nursing, the whole medical community, we're a family. And so just seeing the need there, we just need to step up. If you feel it in your heart, you know just make a change and go out there and help," Arguello said. 

The number of COVID-19 cases in Lubbock continues to grow. Arguello believes experience treating patients in the epicenter will go a long way in slowing the spread.

"We want to be able to help as much as we can to help stop it at its peak where it is now and then help our own communities when we come back," she said. 

Irwin saw this as a once in a lifetime opportunity and felt the need to relieve other nurses who risk their lives each day. 

"I think for both of us, we've been seeing all of the videos on the news and seeing the nurses that aren't getting relief that are working out there. And they're just really tired and worn out. So we just thought what better way to go out there to help them," Irwin said. 

They'll be in New York for about three weeks working various assignments. 

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