New York Redistributes Ventilators; Connecticut To Link PPE Makers With Hospitals
Here’s the latest on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the region:
New York has nearly 103,000 confirmed cases — with nearly 22,200 cases on Long Island. Westchester County has over 12,300 cases. New York City has hit 60,000 cases. Nearly 3,000 people have died statewide.
Connecticut has over 4,900 confirmed cases — at least 131 people have died from the virus. 2,700 cases are in Fairfield County.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered upstate hospitals to share their spare ventilators with downstate hospitals that are overwhelmed with dealing with COVID-19 patients and rapidly running out of the machines.
Connecticut is working to link hospitals to manufacturers that have transitioned factories to make medical supplies.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence on Friday, calling for transparency in FEMA’s distribution of medical supplies, including ventilators.
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