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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: 1323312

Reported Deaths: 42134
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1651787958
Kings1622028176
Suffolk1340572677
Nassau1199332604
Bronx1105945327
Westchester884041836
New York791053490
Erie540971409
Richmond468611405
Monroe45706816
Rockland32948821
Orange30012661
Onondaga28797547
Dutchess17623336
Oneida17540369
Albany17287270
Niagara12718253
Broome11804270
Saratoga984289
Schenectady9131137
Ulster8129200
Rensselaer7349110
Putnam682476
Chautauqua594772
Chemung5782111
Oswego512375
Ontario490483
Steuben4740132
Cayuga465575
Sullivan399451
St. Lawrence393864
Herkimer389670
Wayne384556
Genesee3834102
Cattaraugus358162
Jefferson347629
Madison328876
Livingston284442
Tompkins281125
Cortland273855
Columbia269374
Allegany244275
Montgomery240078
Clinton236018
Tioga231354
Wyoming230344
Fulton229156
Warren224542
Greene217863
Orleans202471
Chenango188845
Otsego184324
Washington164427
Lewis161325
Seneca129847
Franklin12979
Delaware110027
Essex102521
Schoharie9606
Yates87522
Schuyler75110
Hamilton1611
Unassigned71110
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