Cuomo: Coronavirus pandemic could last up to 9 months

Cuomo: Coronavirus pandemic could last up to 9 months

Cuomo: Coronavirus pandemic could last up to 9 months

Cuomo says without the federal government stepping in, states are "savaging" each other by competing for desperately needed gear like surgical masks, gowns and gloves and it's leading to price gouging. According to state and local officials, the federal funding will provide much needed supplies and relief. Meanwhile, a hospital in Washington state - once the centre of the U.S. outbreak - said it could run out of ventilators by April.

"The president of the United States is from New York City and he will not lift a finger to help his hometown", he said.

10,356 New York State residents had tested positive for coronavirus as of Saturday evening.

New York's circumstances are by far the best of any state within the nation - together with 15 instances the circumstances in California, which has 1,500 circumstances statewide, Cuomo stated. USA He enters NY and works on plans to take over hotels, university residences, and sports stadiums and convert them into UCI-like medical facilities. "The more tests you take, the more positives you will find". Nationwide, there have been 374.

"Everything that can be done is being done", Cuomo said.

As for how long the restrictions could last, Cuomo laid out that it will be months, four, six or nine months.

The state now has 53,000 hospital beds available and the virus curve suggests that there could be a need of 110,000 hospital beds "and that is an obvious problem". But the ICU beds are limited by the available ventilators. We are ordering that every hospital MUST increase capacity by at least 50 per cent.

The governor also said all hospitals must cancel all elective, non-critical surgeries as of Wednesday.

But shortly afterwards Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced an immediate stay-at-home order for the state "to avoid the loss of potentially tens of thousands of lives".

One day, President Donald Trump told Americans that he bore no share of the blame for testing missteps that have increased the devastation wrought by coronavirus.

"I hate to say this, but it's true". "If we don't get more ventilators people will die". Those between 18 and 49 represent 53 percent of total cases, he said.

Worldwide, more than 316,000 people have been infected and almost 13,600 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Eighty p.c of deaths amongst humans underneath the age of 70 had underlying well being stipulations.

Cuomo pointed out that NY is testing more people than any other state in the country and per capita, more than any country on the globe, describing it as a "positive accomplishment".

Cuomo continued to call on officials in the city to take stricter actions and "develop an immediate plan to correct this situation". "Open the streets, open areas which are space not simply in parks", he stated.

"I applaud them. They're taking strong bold steps, and I applaud them", Trump said of the moves by Newsom and Cuomo. The hardships will be a struggle, "but it will be OK".

The state also will immediately conduct trials of an experimental COVID-19 treatment with hydroxychloroquine and Zithromax, Cuomo said. "Different, but life is going to go on". Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments came as Iran faces crushing USA sanctions over its nuclear actions.

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