Cuomo anticipates that he will need 140,000 beds in total when the pandemic peak hits. He also needs 30,000 ventilators but only has 8,000.
In New York City, 365 people had died from the virus by Thursday afternoon – an increase of 177 people in a day…
On Friday, Gov. Cuomo announced he was keeping all schools across the state closed for another two weeks, until April 15, to try to stop the virus spreading.
He spoke at a press conference at the Javits Center, one of the field hospitals where 1,000 beds will be placed, and addressed a crowd of National Guard troops.