New York coronavirus cases climb to 37,258, city scrambling for ventilators

Coronavirus cases in New York continue to jump, reaching 37,258 as the city scrambles to find enough hospital beds and  to cope with the coming onslaught of patients, Govermor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday.

Over 5,300 people have already been hospitalised and the state is expecting more to come to climb to 140,000 over the next two to three weeks, Cuomo said at a press conference in Albany.

Almost 1,517 people have been discharged, the governor added.

The city has spent $1 billion in an attempt to stymie the virus outbreak amid estimates that business disruption will cost between $10 billion and $15 billion in lost revenue.

“To be angry is a luxury, we don’t have time to be angry. Let’s just deal with the facts,” Cuomo said.