Coronavirus: China to send 1000 ventilators to the US
Beijing : New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday confirmed that China will be sending 1,000 ventilators to his state; this comes after the US saw a sudden rise in the number of coronavirus cases, leading to an excessive demand of the life saving devices.
The total number of infected coronavirus patients in the US is above quarter a million, more than 7000 people have lost their lives due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuomo said the ventilators from China were expected to arrive Saturday. "This is a big deal and it's going to make a significant difference for us," Cuomo said, adding that the state of Oregon volunteered to send 140 ventilators to New York.
Governors across the States have been raising demands of the essential supplies - majorly ventilators. Cuomo had said that his state's stockpile of ventilators would be exhausted in six days if the number of critically ill coronavirus patients kept growing at the current rate.
Going by the figures, more than 15000 coronavirus cases were admitted to the hospital in New Your till Saturday; around 4000 of them were in the Intensive Care Unit.
Cuomo said Saturday that New York at one point made purchase orders for 17,000 of the breathing machines, but only 2,500 came through.
"I want this all to be over," Cuomo said. "It’s only gone on for 30 days since our first case. It feels like an entire lifetime."