New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for the federal government to act swiftly to help the Empire State respond to the coronavirus outbreak during a Tuesday morning press briefing.
Cuomo said the state has raised their projection for the number of hospital beds needed at the peak of COVID-19 cases from 110,000 to 140,000. There are only 53,000 beds in New York currently.
“New York has 25,000 cases,” Cuomo said. “It has 10 times the problem that California has, 10 times the problem that Washington State has.”
“In New York, you are looking at a problem that is of a totally different magnitude and dimension. The problem is the volume.”
A frequent refrain from Cuomo centered on how New York is simply experiencing the first wave of accelerating outbreaks, and other states will need to brace for impact.
“We’re not slowing it, and it is accelerating on its own,” Cuomo said.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo painted a dire picture of the coronavirus outbreak in the Empire State during a press briefing Tuesday morning.
“We’re not slowing it, and it is accelerating on its own,” Gov. Cuomo said.
“New York has 25,000 cases,” Cuomo said. “It has 10 times …read more
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