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Cuomo said health officials anticipate about 120,000 coronavirus cases coming into New York's hospitals and hospital capacity is only 50,000 beds.

Later, Trump announced he would supply another 4,000 ventilators to NY from the national stockpile, but he added a claim that Cuomo had turned down the chance to stock up on thousands of ventilators in 2015.

As New York continues to deal with a daily rise in coronavirus cases, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to fight social density issues by closing streets and banning contact sports.

NY still projects a need for up to 140,000 hospital beds with a current capacity of 53,000 beds.

The state is beginning to see the effects of some coronavirus patients remaining on ventilators for as long as 30 days, Cuomo said.

Nationwide, COVID-19, which broke out late a year ago in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 53,000 people and killed at least 720. But New York didn't prepare for a pandemic as serious as the 1918 Spanish flu, nor did the federal government or anyone "in the world", Cuomo added.

"We are enduring a great national trial", Trump said.

Cuomo said he's talking with the state's congressional delegation, who like the governor, are mostly Democrats, to change it. NY has reported 210 deaths and 25,667 cases, almost half the 53,541 reported cases in America and more than South Korea. At Elmhurst Hospital Center, which serves about one million people in New York's Queens borough, scores of people, most wearing surgical masks, queued up on Wednesday to be tested at a tent outside. "What am I going to do with 400 ventilators, when I need 30,000?" This response to this virus has probably already cost us $1 billion.

"We always said this is not going to be over quickly", he said during a press briefing in Albany. Trump this week has pushed to reopen commerce by 12 April, Easter Sunday, and on Wednesday blamed news outlets for exerting pressure to keep restrictions in place.

On Thursday morning, the U.S. labor department announced that a record 3.3 million people filed claims for unemployment last week as the Covid-19 pandemic shut down large parts of America's economy. "I find it abhorrent that the only message a man who, mere days earlier when asked why celebrities and wealthy people were able to get tested before everyone, 'That's the story of life, ' would get out of this is that it can be used as a cudgel to attack an enemy", Sherman said. Gillibrand said Cuomo's criticism loses sight for what the bill is for. In recent days, state officials have obtained another 7,000.

Just over half the USA population is now under stay-at-home orders as the authorities around the country seek to stem the spread of the virus.

He also stressed the importance of social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Even before the first statewide controls went into effect last week in California, the coronavirus pandemic had virtually paralyzed sectors of the United States economy and upended daily lives of Americans as school districts and colleges canceled classes. He said many Americans will receive it in a few weeks.

Terri Gilbert Thompson, 44, and her husband Scott, both teachers in Hilltown, Pennsylvania, where schools have closed, juggled teaching remotely with homeschooling their own triplets and son in second grade.

"And we have a lot of digital entertainment that allows us to make this much more bearable".

"What we're working on is a common challenge".

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