NY has thrown away 20,000 hospital beds, complicating coronavirus fight

New York City has about 27,000 restaurants

New York City has about 27,000 restaurants

On Monday, Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy collectively chose to shutter bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms in the tri-state area in an attempt to halt the growing number of cases in the region.

He said "No city in the state can quarantine itself without state approval". This has left many individuals showing symptoms of the virus being turned away by medical staff and is in contrast with other parts of the world, for example South Korea, where testing is widely available.

A few dozen organizers of the annual celebration of Irish pride marched down Fifth Avenue anyway.

Cuomo, a frequent critic of Trump, fired back Monday night.

"The next war is going to be overwhelming our hospital systems". He says the state bill goes further than the federal measure, and would also cover people home on preventive quarantine even if they are not actually sick. Cuomo said on ABC's "Good Morning America". Cuomo tweeted. "No - YOU have to do something!" "We have an impending catastrophe when this wave of growth crashes on the hospital system and we don't have the capacity".

He said there are 50,000 hospital beds and 3,000 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in NY. If the hospitalization rate is between 15 to 19 percent in the state of 19.5 million people, then more beds are required. Because they're going to come in acutely ill, and they're going to need to be intubated. "And you can't do that without an ICU bed, and you can't do that without a ventilator".

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The capacity cuts also include the grounding of around 150 aircraft, which includes nearly all of the Group's wide-body fleet. The Group said this applies to bookings made from March 10 until March 31 for travel before May 31 this year.

"Cuomo wants 'all states to be treated the same". "You overwhelm the hospitals". Dowling will ask, Cuomo said, before inquiring about what equipment and workers hospitals would need to boost capacity.

However, Cuomo said Tuesday that, while he is also considering further restrictions on movement, that all decisions will be made statewide, ideally in coordination with New Jersey and CT, in an effort to limit people shifting to areas the rules aren't in place.

To make up for the need, Cuomo has proposed emergency hospital construction in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers, and taking steps to limit further community spread.

His comments contrasted with those of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who earlier said the most populous US city may be forced to order residents to confine themselves in their homes in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

"We will turn them into hospitals as long as we can get the equipment and personnel. It's being assessed daily and hourly", de Blasio said.

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