ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York will be getting over 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon as the state scrambles to line up more breathing machines for the sickest coronavirus patients.
In a press conference Saturday, Cuomo said the state of Oregon volunteered to send 140 more breathing machines to help the struggling New York healthcare system as they deal with a surge of COVID-19 patients.
In addition to Oregon's donation, the Chinese government and billionaires Jack Ma and Joseph Tsai facilitated a gift of 1,000 ventilators that were due to arrive Saturday, according to Cuomo. Ma and Tsai are co-founders of the online marketplace Alibaba.