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NEW YORK – Long Island will be the next big coronavirus hotspot, according to projections shared by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his daily COVID-19 briefing.
The concern comes as New York saw 10,841 new coronavirus cases since Friday, a record jump to the state’s total of 113,704 confirmed infections, but new help is on its way.
“We finally got some good news today,” said Cuomo said Saturday. “The Chinese government helped facilitate a donation of 1,000 ventilators that will arrive in JFK today.”
The 1,000 ventilators will supplement the main U.S. federal support to New York City through the emergency hospital set-up in the Javits Center and three additional field hospitals across the outer boroughs.
In addition, Cuomo said Gov. Kate Brown of the State of Oregon is lending 140 ventilators to New York, a move the governor called “an astonishing and unexpected” gesture.