April 4, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces 1,000 Ventilators Donated to New York State

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Donation Made to the State by the Joseph and Clara Tsai Foundation, and Facilitated by the Chinese Government and Ambassador Huang Ping, Chinese Consul General

 

Joseph and Clara Tsai Foundation and the Jack Ma Foundation Have Also Donated One Million Surgical Masks, One Million KN95 Masks and More Than 100,000 Pairs of Goggles

 

Also Announces the NBA is Contributing One Million Surgical Masks in Collaboration with Knicks and Nets

 

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Has Offered to Provide New York with 140 Ventilators

 

Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order Allowing Medical Students Slated to Graduate to Begin Practicing

 

85,000 Health Professionals Have Volunteered as Part of the State's Surge Health Care Force to Date, Including 22,000 Out-of-State Individuals

 

Confirms 10,841 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 113,704; New Cases in 47 Counties

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 1,000 ventilators have been donated to New York by the Joseph and Clara Tsai Foundation. The Joseph and Clara Tsai Foundationand the Jack Ma Foundation have also donated one million surgical masks, one million KN95 masks and more than 100,000 pairs of goggles to the state. The Chinese government and Ambassador Huang Ping, Chinese Consul General, have facilitated these donations. The ventilators arrived at JFK Airport today.

 

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The National Basketball Association is also contributing one million surgical masks for New York's essential workers in collaboration with the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and China's New York Consul General Huang Ping.

Additionally, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has offered to provide New York with 140 ventilators from Oregon's stockpile.

This is a painful, disorienting experience, but we will get through it together and we will all be the better for it.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Cuomo will also issue an Executive Order allowing medical students that are slated to graduate to begin practicing immediately to help with the state's surge health care force. To date, 85,000 health professionals, including 22,000 out-of-state individuals, have signed up to volunteer as part of the state's surge healthcare force during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"This pandemic has been stressing our nation on every level and we are doing everything in our power to prepare for the fight that will come at the apex," Governor Cuomo said. "Ventilators remain our greatest challenge, and we have received a generous donation of 1,000 ventilators from the Joseph and Clara Tsai Foundation and the Chinese government, as well as 140 ventilators from Oregon - and these ventilators will save lives. This is a painful, disorienting experience, but we will get through it together and we will all be the better for it."

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces 1,000 Ventilators Donated to New York State

Finally, the Governor confirmed 10,841 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 113,704 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 113,704 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

293

26

Allegany

16

2

Broome

65

9

Cattaraugus

9

0

Cayuga

7

1

Chautauqua

10

1

Chemung

36

1

Chenango

39

7

Clinton

31

1

Columbia

49

7

Cortland

10

0

Delaware

26

2

Dutchess

938

129

Erie

808

88

Essex

7

1

Franklin

10

0

Fulton

9

3

Genesee

20

4

Greene

24

1

Hamilton

2

0

Herkimer

18

4

Jefferson

20

2

Lewis

2

0

Livingston

18

2

Madison

74

4

Monroe

512

48

Montgomery

13

3

Nassau

13,346

1,322

Niagara

101

7

NYC

63,306

6,147

Oneida

80

9

Onondaga

262

10

Ontario

31

3

Orange

2,741

344

Orleans

10

1

Oswego

26

0

Otsego

26

5

Putnam

283

31

Rensselaer

58

2

Rockland

4,872

583

Saratoga

141

0

Schenectady

117

7

Schoharie

10

1

Schuyler

4

1

Seneca

6

0

St. Lawrence

52

9

Steuben

55

9

Suffolk

11,370

1,216

Sullivan

193

25

Tioga

7

0

Tompkins

85

1

Ulster

290

27

Warren

20

1

Washington

16

1

Wayne

30

0

Westchester

13,081

730

Wyoming

18

3

Yates

1

0

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