New York State reported its largest single-day increase in coronavirus deaths on Friday as confirmed cases soared past 100,000 and nearly 3,000 New Yorkers have perished.
NYC also saw its biggest spike in a 24-hour period with 6,582 people testing positive since Thursday evening and another 305 deaths.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he’ll sign an executive order allowing the state to take ventilators from hospitals and redistribute them where they’re most needed.
“I’m not going to be in a situation where people are dying and there are several hundred ventilators somewhere else,” Cuomo said during his daily coronavirus press briefing in Albany.
“I’m not going to let people die because we didn’t redistribute ventilators,” Cuomo added.
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