New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at an indoor training center at the USTA Billie Jean King United States Tennis Center which will be partially converted into temporary hospital during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 31, 2020.
Stefan Jermiah | Reuters
New York City needs to find 3.3 million N95 masks, 2.1 million surgical mask, 100,000 isolation gowns and 400 ventilators by Sunday to get the city’s hospitals ready for a coming wave of coronavirus patients expected by Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
“Supplies continue to come in at a very rapid rate and they go out right away to hospitals all over the city and to first responders. The speed has become remarkable,” de Blasio said at a press conference Wednesday. The city estimates it will need a minimum of 2,500 to 3,000 additional ventilators over the next week, he said, adding that NYC would ship ventilators to other parts of the country as…