March 31, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces New Hospital Network Central Coordinating Team

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Central Coordinating Team Will Help Implement Statewide Public-Private Hospital Plan to Share Information, Supplies, Staff and Patients Among Hospitals Across the State

 

New Online Portal Will Launch Today to Connect Hospitals to Volunteer Healthcare Workers and Help Prioritize Deployment to Hospitals with the Greatest Need

 

Confirms 9,298 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 75,795; New Cases in 44 Counties

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new hospital network Central Coordinating Team that will help facilitate a more coordinated and strategic approach among the state's healthcare system in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The coordinating team will help implement the statewide public-private hospital plan, which the Governor announced yesterday, to share information, supplies, staff and patients among hospitals across the State. The team will be responsible for organizing upstate to downstate staffing; assisting Elmhurst Hospital and other stressed hospitals; setting patient thresholds for hospitals; organizing patient transfers to other hospitals and the USNS Comfort; coordinating State-City stockpiles and individual hospital stockpiles; and facilitating staffing recruitment.

 

 

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The team will be led by the State Department of Health and includes the Westchester, New York City and Long Island healthcare systems, the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State. The team will also work with FEMA and the federal government.

 

 

This virus does not discriminate — no one is immune to it — and people must continue to be cautious.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Cuomo also announced the State is launching an online portal that will help connect hospitals and healthcare facilities across the state with the nearly 80,000 healthcare workers who have volunteered to work on a temporary basis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The portal will prioritize the deployment of workers to hospitals with the greatest need; volunteers are expected to be deployed as early as this Thursday.

 

"As we continue to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have two missions - preparing our hospital system so it is not overwhelmed when the apex of the curve hits and ensuring people stay home so they don't get the virus in the first place," Governor Cuomo said. "We are following the mathematical projections of the experts and preparing for the main battle at the apex by procuring as much equipment as we can, increasing our hospital capacity and supporting hospital staff. We met with the entire state hospital system for the first time ever and established an unprecedented new approach to work cooperatively as one unified, statewide healthcare system to defeat this virus. This virus does not discriminate — no one is immune to it — and people must continue to be cautious, think of others and not leave their homes unless absolutely necessary."

Governor Cuomo Delivers an Update on Coronavirus in NYS 3/31/20

 

 

Finally, the Governor confirmed 9,298 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 75,795 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 75,795 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

226

9

Allegany

7

0

Broome

38

3

Cattaraugus

6

0

Cayuga

3

0

Chautauqua

6

1

Chemung

20

5

Chenango

19

2

Clinton

21

4

Columbia

30

4

Cortland

8

0

Delaware

16

5

Dutchess

484

92

Erie

438

62

Essex

4

0

Franklin

9

3

Fulton

1

0

Genesee

10

1

Greene

16

6

Hamilton

2

0

Herkimer

12

0

Jefferson

12

1

Lewis

2

0

Livingston

13

1

Madison

41

7

Monroe

292

50

Montgomery

7

1

Nassau

8,544

1,200

Niagara

42

1

NYC

43,139

5,686

Oneida

40

6

Onondaga

194

14

Ontario

22

2

Orange

1,556

121

Orleans

6

2

Oswego

15

1

Otsego

18

1

Putnam

186

19

Rensselaer

41

1

Rockland

2,863

352

Saratoga

108

3

Schenectady

85

5

Schoharie

6

0

Schuyler

2

0

Seneca

2

2

St. Lawrence

30

17

Steuben

24

5

Suffolk

6,713

922

Sullivan

109

8

Tioga

7

3

Tompkins

66

0

Ulster

211

21

Warren

18

0

Washington

10

3

Wayne

19

4

Westchester

9,967

641

Wyoming

9

1

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