March 24, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Distribution of Health Care Supplies to New York City, Long Island and Westchester Hospitals

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339,760 N-95 masks, 861,700 surgical masks, 353,300 gloves, 145,122 gowns and 197,085 face shields being deployed out of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

 

Confirms 4,790 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 25,665; New Cases in 2 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the distribution of medical supplies and equipment to hospitals across New York City, Long Island and Westchester to help front line healthcare workers combat COVID-19.

 

339,760 N-95 masks, 861,700 surgical masks, 353,300 gloves, 145,122 gowns and 197,085 face shields are being deployed from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to hospitals in those regions today.

 

  • New York City will receive 169,000 N-95 masks, 430,850 surgical masks, 176,750 gloves, 72,561 gowns and 39,364 face shields

 

  • Westchester County will receive 16,988 N-95 masks, 301,595 surgical masks, 17,675 gloves, 72,561 gowns and 3,926 face shields.

 

  • Long Island will receive 33,976 N-95 masks, 86,170 surgical masks, 35,350 gloves, 14,512 gowns and 7,853 face shields.

 

  • The rest of New York State will receive 118,916 N-95 masks, 301,595 surgical masks, 123,735 gloves, 50,793 gowns and 27,485 face shields.

 

 

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This disbursement is on top of the 1 million N-95 masks that the State purchased and sent to New York City and the approximately 500,000 N-95 masks that the State purchased and sent to Long Island last week. 

 

The supplies are being distributed in consultation with the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State, both of which are helping identify hospitals in greatest need.

 

 

I'm not asking the federal government to help New York just to help New York — I'm asking for everyone.

Governor Cuomo

"While the number of new cases continues to increase unabated, we are exercising all options as aggressively as we can including ramping up testing, isolating those who are infected, closing down nonessential businesses and building hospital surge capacity," Governor Cuomo said. "The State cannot do this alone, and the blunt truth is we need more ventilators and healthcare equipment fast, and we need the federal government to actually use the Defense Production Act to get private manufacturers to help build this critical equipment. I'm not asking the federal government to help New York just to help New York — I'm asking for everyone. New York is the first — if we learn how to blunt the impact here and bend the curve here, we can help other states who are next. Let's learn how to act as one nation." 

 

 

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Distribution of Health Care Supplies to New York City, Long Island and Westchester Hospitals

Finally, the Governor confirmed 4,790 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 25,665 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 25,665 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

146

19

Allegany

2

0

Broome

9

2

Cayuga

2

0

Chemung

1

1

Chenango

3

0

Clinton

8

2

Columbia

11

1

Cortland

2

0

Delaware

3

0

Dutchess

124

24

Erie

107

20

Essex

3

0

Fulton

1

0

Genesee

1

0

Greene

4

0

Hamilton

2

0

Herkimer

4

0

Jefferson

2

0

Livingston

3

0

Madison

5

1

Monroe

96

20

Montgomery

3

0

Nassau

2869

427

Niagara

11

1

NYC

14904

2599

Oneida

8

1

Onondaga

60

8

Ontario

7

1

Orange

498

109

Orleans

2

2

Oswego

2

1

Otsego

1

0

Putnam

67

22

Rensselaer

30

1

Rockland

671

79

Saratoga

60

7

Schenectady

46

2

Schoharie

1

0

St. Lawrence

1

0

Steuben

5

1

Suffolk

1880

422

Sullivan

30

7

Tioga

1

0

Tompkins

16

1

Ulster

47

12

Warren

2

0

Washington

3

0

Wayne

6

0

Westchester

3891

997

Wyoming

4

0

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