Cuomo: State needs 30K ventilators to meet growing needs caused by coronavirus

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.

Posted: Mar 24, 2020 1:01 PM
Updated: Mar 24, 2020 3:51 PM

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.

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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