Cuomo: NY’s New Infections Doubling Every Three Days

The New York Times report:

The peak of infection in New York could come as soon as two to three weeks, far earlier than previously anticipated, Mr. Cuomo said, which would put even bigger strain on the health care system than officials had feared. “The apex is higher than we thought and the apex is sooner than we thought,” Mr. Cuomo said.

The governor said the state now projects that it may need as many as 140,000 hospital beds to house virus patients, up from the 110,000 projected a few days ago. As of now, only 53,000 are available. Up to 40,000 intensive-care beds could be needed.

Cuomo says the rate of new infections is doubling about every three days. As of Tuesday morning, New York State had 25,665 cases, with at least 157 deaths. The state now accounts for nearly 7 percent of global cases tallied by The New York Times.