Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the United States and the death toll has topped 1,000.
The total confirmed death toll has reached 1,046 as of Thursday morning, according to Johns Hopkins. New York has reported the most deaths out of any state, reaching a total of 280. Total confirmed cases across the globe have reached more than 492,000.
New York, the state seeing the most cases out of all, has taken measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
He has pointed out the need for ventilators and other resources.
“Our single greatest challenge is ventilators. We need 30,000 ventilators. We have 11,000,” Cuomo tweeted on Wednesday.
Our single greatest challenge is ventilators.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 25, 2020
We need 30,000 ventilators.
We have 11,000.
“The World market for face masks and ventilators is Crazy. We are helping the states to get equipment, but it is not easy,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) also called for ventilators and other medical equipment as the city has become the epicenter for the spread of the coronavirus.
Lawmakers are working to reduce the impact of the coronavirus as the Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill late Wednesday, as IJR reported.
The bill includes financial assistance for families through direct payments. It also includes money for small businesses, for unemployment benefits and for hospitals and other health care entities.Published in