Cuomo: 1,000 ventilators arriving from China

Cuomo: 1,000 ventilators arriving from China
Andrew Cuomo

[Ed. – How much you want to bet they don’t work?]

On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the Chinese government is facilitating a donation of 1,000 ventilators to the state of New York.

The ventilators are expected to arrive to JFK Airport sometime Saturday.

Cuomo called the donation a “big deal,” and said it will “make a significant difference for us.”

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The state of Oregon will also lend New York State 140 ventilators, according to the governor. Cuomo called the relief “astonishing and unexpected,” saying the state of New York will “return the favor double fold.”

There are now 113,704 cases of coronavirus in New York State, including 63,306 here in the city.

Statewide, as of Saturday, there were 3,565 deaths due to COVID-19, up from 2,935.

In New York City, 2,254 deaths have been confirmed by the city, as of 5 p.m. Saturday.

There are currently 15,905 people hospitalized, including 4,126 in the ICU.

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