March 30, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Public-private Hospital Plan to Fight COVID-19

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State Department of Health Will Work With Statewide Healthcare Systems to Create a Command Center to Share Information About Supplies Among Hospitals

  

Announces First 1,000-Bed Temporary Hospital at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Open and Accepting First Patients Today

 

Confirms 6,984 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 66,497; New Cases in 43 Counties

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a statewide public-private hospital plan to fight COVID-19. As part of the plan, public and private hospitals from across the state have agreed to implement a new balanced approach to fighting the virus where hospitals that are beginning to reach or exceed capacity can transfer patients to other hospitals that are not as full.

 

The hospital systems across the state have also agreed to share supplies, staff and other resources as needed. The State Department of Health will work with the statewide healthcare system to create a command center to share information between hospitals about the supplies each hospital has in stock and the supplies each hospital is ordering. This central inventory system will help ensure purchasing and distribution of supplies is done strategically and efficiently.

 

 

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The Governor also announced that the first 1,000-bed temporary hospital at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is open and accepting patients today. The temporary hospital site was constructed in one week.

 

 

We need more healthcare professionals, we need more supplies, we need more capacity and we need it now.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

"As the numbers continue to increase, the situation is becoming painfully clear that the front line battle of this virus will be fought in our healthcare system," Governor Cuomo said. "We need more healthcare professionals, we need more supplies, we need more capacity and we need it now. The entire country has been playing catch up with this virus since day one, but in New York we have been trying to plan forward and get ahead of the problem. We are continuing to stockpile supplies in preparation for the apex of the curve, and we have reached an agreement with the statewide healthcare system to coordinate and work together as one entity to balance the load of patients and share staff and resources."

 

 

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Finally, the Governor confirmed 6,984 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 66,497 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 66,497 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

217

12

Allegany

7

1

Broome

35

6

Cattaraugus

6

2

Cayuga

3

1

Chautauqua

5

0

Chemung

15

0

Chenango

17

2

Clinton

17

4

Columbia

26

3

Cortland

8

2

Delaware

11

3

Dutchess

392

72

Erie

376

18

Essex

4

0

Franklin

6

0

Fulton

1

0

Genesee

9

0

Greene

10

3

Hamilton

2

0

Herkimer

12

2

Jefferson

11

4

Lewis

2

0

Livingston

12

2

Madison

34

10

Monroe

242

23

Montgomery

6

0

Nassau

7,344

899

Niagara

41

3

NYC

37,453

3,685

Oneida

34

8

Onondaga

180

28

Ontario

20

2

Orange

1,435

188

Orleans

4

1

Oswego

14

6

Otsego

17

7

Putnam

167

23

Rensselaer

40

1

Rockland

2,511

302

Saratoga

105

3

Schenectady

80

4

Schoharie

6

1

Schuyler

2

1

St. Lawrence

13

1

Steuben

19

2

Suffolk

5,791

768

Sullivan

101

13

Tioga

4

0

Tompkins

66

14

Ulster

190

44

Warren

18

0

Washington

7

0

Wayne

15

3

Westchester

9,326

807

Wyoming

8

0

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