NEW YORK, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York is in dire need of ventilators as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state hit 25,000 Tuesday.
Cuomo says the state is projected to see the highest number of confirmed cases in less than a month.
With the cases continuing to rise, Cuomo says the state needs 30,000 ventilators opposed to the 7,000 it has currently.
So far, FEMA has provided 400 ventilators to the state.
Cuomo says the state is experimenting with splitting ventilators, allowing two people to share one device.
The state also estimates it will need up to 140,000 hospital beds for coronavirus patients. Right now, there are 53,000 beds available statewide.