Cuomo issues executive order to redistribute ventilators as cases surpass 100K

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he will order ventilators be redeployed to overwhelmed New York City area hospitals from other places amid alarming increases in COVID-19-related deaths and hospitalizations.

Posted: Apr 3, 2020 12:41 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2020 1:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he will order ventilators to be redeployed to overwhelmed hospitals from other places amid alarming increases in COVID-19-related deaths and hospitalizations.

Cuomo says the institutions will be reimbursed or receive unused ventilators back.

"If you don’t get the ventilator back, I give you my personal word, I will pay you for the ventilator. But I’m not going to let people die, because we didn’t redistribute ventilators,” said Cuomo.

He says the National Guard will transport the ventilators and other personal protective equipment across the state.

New York state tallied its biggest daily jump yet in deaths Friday -- up 562 to 2,935. Almost 15,000 people were hospitalized.

Cuomo said there are now more than 102,000 positive cases across the state.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1956594

Reported Deaths: 51117
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2584269857
Queens2580509485
Suffolk1900143295
Nassau1742793092
Bronx1719006341
New York1294884286
Westchester1238382231
Erie792171677
Richmond691671732
Monroe593151026
Orange45194782
Rockland45068931
Onondaga35353659
Dutchess27371430
Albany23280341
Oneida21173497
Niagara17633332
Broome17054348
Saratoga14077159
Ulster12712241
Schenectady12201189
Rensselaer10439135
Putnam1000591
Chautauqua8178131
Chemung7022133
Oswego684390
Ontario668991
Steuben6153141
St. Lawrence610094
Sullivan593468
Cayuga576990
Jefferson537763
Wayne510567
Cattaraugus500280
Genesee4987121
Herkimer4848107
Clinton443731
Madison422485
Tompkins399749
Fulton394486
Livingston391658
Montgomery3790114
Columbia378499
Cortland349360
Warren330755
Tioga329758
Wyoming319451
Allegany312683
Otsego309446
Greene306174
Chenango298773
Washington279255
Orleans269183
Lewis240633
Franklin235912
Delaware209536
Seneca183856
Schoharie149315
Essex148226
Yates109126
Schuyler97513
Hamilton2962
Unassigned16491
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