NBC New York reports:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Tuesday that New York state coronavirus infections may not peak for 45 days, projecting the state could need up to 110,000 hospital beds — a number that simply dwarfs the current capacity.
Unprecedented restrictions have already been implemented. And Cuomo said more aggressive measures are “likely” to come with the curve showing no signs of flattening out.
A total of 10,000 people have been tested in New York to date, with the number of positives surpassing 1,300 Tuesday, the governor said. Twelve people statewide have died. Three people in New Jersey, which had nearly 200 cases as of Monday, have also died. Connecticut has 41 cases.
NEW: NY Gov. Cuomo says expert projections show expected peak of coronavirus cases in New York in 45 days.
Cuomo says state will need 55,000-110,000 hospital beds and 18,600-37,200 ICU beds at projected peak, and that state currently has 53,000 hospital beds and 3,000 ICU beds. pic.twitter.com/PiaQ8IOHqI
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 17, 2020