Oregon has sent 140 spare ventilators to New York in their dire state of emergency.
By far the hardest-hit area in the country, New York has more than 130,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus with a death toll of over 4,000.
According to Governor Kate Brown, the state is reaching out to help Governor Andrew Cuomo as the New York leader continues to petition the federal government for more ventilators.
New York needs more ventilators, and we are answering their call for help.
We’ll be sending 140 ventilators to help NY because Oregon is in a better position right now. We must do all that we can to help those on the front lines of this response.
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) April 4, 2020
“New York needs more ventilators, and we are answering their call for help,” Brown wrote in a tweet.
By comparison, Oregon currently has 1,068 known coronavirus cases, making emergency medical supplies viable for offer when it comes to the drastic cases seen on the East Coast.
Cuomo thanked Oregon for their donation, stating that “NYS will repay the favor when Oregon needs it.”
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. NYS will repay the favor when Oregon needs it. pic.twitter.com/gicmlNgg4F
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 4, 2020
At the time of publication, the US currently sits at 347,003 known coronavirus-related cases and 10,335 deaths.