Governor Cuomo: With More than 4,000 Coronavirus Cases, N.Y. Needs Ventilators

Mar 19, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York State has spiked to more than 4,000.

Coronavirus cases continue to climb in New York
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is putting more restrictions on businesses to help slow down the spread. He says that based on the science and data, more density reduction is needed.

“Voluntarily, I am asking all businesses to have people work from home. As a mandate, 75 percent of your employee base must work from home.”

Governor Cuomo says more hospital beds should be created between the state and Army Corp of Engineers but he has a big concern for ventilators which are needed for most coronavirus patients who are hospitalized.

“We literally have people in China shopping for ventilators which is one of the largest manufacturers. So this is a major problem.”

Governor Cuomo estimates the state will need 30-thousand at some point but only has about five thousand. Meanwhile, the governor is ordering New York banks and lenders to delay mortgage payments by 90 days to help those who are struggling financially.