Archive: NYS COVID-19 Resources & Information

In the rapidly changing dynamics of combating the Cornonavirus, information is updated constantly. This archive is being provided as an additional resource for those seeking to learn more about how New York State is addressing COVID-19.

4/2/20 Updates
From Governor Cuomo’s press briefing in the Red Room at the NYS Capitol 

  • Nassau County & Suffolk County have seen a large spike in new cases which is extremely concerning.
  • NYS is a microcosm of the United States.
  • The timing of the apex depends on what model you look at, 7-30 days.
  • This wide-ranging window of timing makes planning difficult.
  • Current Bed Count: 53,000 statewide; 36,000 downstate.
  • Models have this flattening out and continuing throughout the summer.
  • We have 180 hospitals in NYS we are focusing on.
  • Hospitals with the most stress regularly will have the biggest struggle due to COVID-19.
  • Bed Capacity Increasing:
    -Adding Brooklyn Cruise Terminal: 750 Beds, expected to open next week.
    -Adding in Staten Island a COVID only facility, expected to open next week.
  • 21,000 volunteer healthcare workers from out of state to come to NYS to help fight COVID-19.
  • 85,400 volunteers in total being deployed to the hospitals.
  • Supplies are an ongoing challenge.
  • NY is looking for supplies call: 212-803-3100 or email: [email protected] (NY cannot issue a Defense Production Act) NYS will purchase these products at a premium, NY will pay to convert facilities that can make these products; products are needed ASAP.
  • Released 400 ventilators to NYC H&H and 200 to Long Island and Westchester.
  • We have 6 days at the current burn rate of ventilators until we run out of the stockpile.
  • Ending all elective surgery in NYS.
  • Using anesthesia machines and splitting ventilators, also converting BiPAP machines (do not have same force as ventilators).
  • Extending healthcare exchange enrollment until May 15, 2020.
  • Governor is open to curfews, if need be.
  • Governor spoke to President Trump this morning, Gov. does not think the federal government has enough to provide for the whole nation. 

TOTAL NY CASES: 92,381 / NEW: 8,669 / DEATHS: 2,373


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