New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioHochul raises .6 million since launching gubernatorial campaign De Blasio says he won't run for New York governor Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote MORE (D) said Wednesday that the city needs 400 ventilators and 3.3 million face masks by Sunday.
"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.
"We’re going to need the masks, the N95s, gowns. Every single week, we are going to need more of that," he added.
The mayor also said the city is working on getting more health care workers now that hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.
“They need to see reinforcements come. They need to see some downtime,” de Blasio added. “They need a chance to get some downtime to finally recover.”
On Tuesday, de Blasio said the “horizon of deepest concern” for the city will be April and May, moments after announcing that part of the tennis stadium that hosts the U.S. Open will be turned into a field hospital.
Hours earlier, New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoHochul raises .6 million since launching gubernatorial campaign Former aide says she felt 'abandoned' by Democrats who advanced Garcetti nomination as ambassador to India De Blasio says he won't run for New York governor MORE (D) said he plans to close New York City playgrounds and called for the New York City Police Department to enforce social distancing rules.
As of Wednesday evening, New York has confirmed more than 83,000 coronavirus cases and reported 1,940 deaths.