Andrew Cuomo: ‘We don’t need any additional ventilators right now’

Andrew Cuomo: ‘We don’t need any additional ventilators right now’
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was comfortable with the number of ventilators in his state during a Monday press conference on the coronavirus pandemic.

“We don’t need any additional ventilators right now,” Cuomo said to reporters.

The New York governor spent recent weeks spreading the alarm about ventilator shortages, prompting fears that the federal and the state stockpile of ventilators would not be enough. But Cuomo now says the state government had moved and acquired thousands of ventilators in recent weeks, ending his concerns of a shortage.

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“There is no hospital that needs ventilators that doesn’t have ventilators, there is no hospital that needs PPE (personal protective equipment) that doesn’t have it in the state system,” Cuomo said.

On Friday, Cuomo ordered the National Guard to acquire and move ventilators from hospitals around the state.

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