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NY Governor Cuomo to Deploy National Guard to Seize Upstate Hospital Respirators for Use in New York City

ALBANY, NY-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is dispatching the New York National Guard to confiscate respirators from hospitals in upstate New York to bring them to the new temporary hospital facility operating out of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

National Guard troops will seize the equipment under the governor’s latest coronavirus executive order.

The latest on Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic…

  • The Equipment Will Be Returned to the Hospital or the Hospital Will Be Reimbursed for the Equipment in the Future
  • Temporary Hospital Facility at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Will Be Used for Only COVID-19 Patients
  • Confirms 10,482 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 102,863; New Cases in 49 Counties
  • Announced New York State is bankrupt
  • Caught hoarding hundreds of ventilators after telling President Trump the state does not have enough.
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How the respirator confiscation will work:

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will issue an Executive Order allowing the state to redistribute ventilators and personal protective equipment, or PPE, from institutions that don’t currently need them and redeploy the equipment to other hospitals with the highest need. The National Guard will be used to transport the ventilators and PPE across the state. The equipment will be returned to the hospital or the hospital will be reimbursed for the equipment in the future.

Governor Cuomo also announced the temporary hospital facility at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will now be used for COVID-19 patients only. Yesterday, President Trump granted the Governor’s request for the Javits facility to accept COVID-19 positive patients.

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New York State has more coronavirus victims than most countries in the world.

The Governor confirmed 10,482 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 102,863 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 102,863 total individuals who tested positive for the virus.

New York’s total cases exceed the countries of China, France, Germany and Iran.   Only Spain and Italy have more confirmed cases than New York State.

Here’s today’s breakdown by county:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

267

14

Allegany

14

2

Broome

56

10

Cattaraugus

9

1

Cayuga

6

2

Chautauqua

9

1

Chemung

35

13

Chenango

32

4

Clinton

30

5

Columbia

42

6

Cortland

10

2

Delaware

24

2

Dutchess

809

142

Erie

720

103

Essex

6

Franklin

10

1

Fulton

6

Genesee

16

2

Greene

23

2

Hamilton

2

Herkimer

14

Jefferson

18

3

Lewis

2

Livingston

16

2

Madison

70

10

Monroe

464

44

Montgomery

10

2

Nassau

12,024

1,437

Niagara

94

18

NYC

57,159

5,350

Oneida

71

10

Onondaga

252

18

Ontario

28

2

Orange

2,397

404

Orleans

9

3

Oswego

26

4

Otsego

21

Putnam

252

36

Rensselaer

56

3

Rockland

4,289

538

Saratoga

141

9

Schenectady

110

9

Schoharie

9

1

Schuyler

3

Seneca

6

2

St. Lawrence

43

4

Steuben

46

3

Suffolk

10,154

1,408

Sullivan

168

25

Tioga

7

Tompkins

84

10

Ulster

263

23

Warren

19

1

Washington

15

3

Wayne

30

3

Westchester

12,351

784

Wyoming

15

1

Yates

1

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