Cuomo: NY may run out of ventilators in less than a week if pace of critical cases continues

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Thursday that the state’s supply of breathing machines could be exhausted in six days if the number of people made critically ill by the coronavirus outbreak continues at its current rate.

Posted: Apr 2, 2020 2:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Thursday that the state’s supply of breathing machines could be exhausted in six days if the number of people made critically ill by the coronavirus outbreak continues at its current rate.

The number of New Yorkers killed by the virus soared again, to 2,373, with more than 92,000 positive cases across the state.

A majority of the fatalities have been in New York City, but an increasing number of deaths are happening in the suburbs and elsewhere in the state.

Cuomo says people in rural areas should not be lulled into a false sense of security.

"It is false comfort to say 'well, we are a rural community; we don't have the density of New York City.' That is a false comfort. You have counties in New York state, where you have more cows than people. New York state -- don't think of just New York City. Upstate New York is a rual community," he said.

New data shows that the coronavirus pandemic is hitting especially hard in New York City neighborhoods that tend to be poorer.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1670716

Reported Deaths: 48049
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens2149058858
Kings2143669200
Suffolk1645393105
Nassau1505382935
Bronx1465595920
Westchester1090382116
New York1054913954
Erie660591610
Richmond578951590
Monroe52990993
Rockland39149895
Orange37631730
Onondaga32606634
Dutchess22678410
Albany21030333
Oneida19829480
Niagara15404312
Broome15169336
Saratoga12095145
Schenectady10946178
Ulster10206229
Rensselaer9124132
Putnam846086
Chautauqua7379123
Chemung6454130
Oswego606089
Ontario585889
St. Lawrence562289
Steuben5545138
Cayuga540689
Jefferson485263
Sullivan482260
Herkimer4578107
Wayne451065
Cattaraugus445876
Genesee4450118
Madison386985
Clinton370426
Livingston357656
Tompkins348942
Columbia342596
Fulton338984
Montgomery3219107
Cortland319260
Allegany291381
Warren287255
Wyoming285349
Tioga282656
Greene268271
Orleans246381
Chenango246170
Otsego240243
Washington236652
Franklin212012
Lewis208030
Seneca163253
Delaware154333
Essex135626
Schoharie122913
Yates101726
Schuyler87012
Hamilton2852
Unassigned182118
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