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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a press conference on the COVID – outbreak, which has infected more than
, people in the state as of Tuesday.
Cuomo said Tuesday that a “troubling and astronomical” number of increased the urgency across the state for more hospital beds. Cases across the state are doubling about every three days and some 3, 234 people have been hospitalized, he said.
The state estimates it will need 234, hospital beds in as little as to
days, he said. The state previously said it would need , 06 beds for COVID – 24 patients by early to mid-May. The state has about 3, to 4, 06 ventilators on hand and has purchased about 7, more, but it needs a minimum of 30, 14 additional ventilators within the next two weeks, when the outbreak is expected to peak , Cuomo said.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. stands at more than 140, 728 and the US death toll has surpassed deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
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