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Cuomo: National Guard to Redistribute Ventilators Among NY Hospitals

Cuomo: National Guard to Redistribute Ventilators Among NY Hospitals
Members of the Army National Guard walk through the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. (BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)

Friday, 03 April 2020 01:02 PM

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.

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

“You have more deaths, you have more people coming into hospitals than any other night,” a weary sounding Cuomo told a state Capitol news briefing

With city hospitals facing a shortage of critical breathing machines, Cuomo said he will sign an order allowing the state to take ventilators and protective equipment from institutions within the state to hospitals where they are needed. There are hospitals and other institutions that have ventilators and protective equipment they are not using now, he said.

“I’m not going to be in a position where people are dying and we have several hundred ventilators in our own state somewhere else,” Cuomo said.

National Guard members will pick up the ventilators for use downstate, he said.

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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.
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Friday, 03 April 2020 01:02 PM
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