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Elon Musk delivers hundreds of ventilators bought in China to US

Elon Musk delivers hundreds of ventilators bought in China to US
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Tesla CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskDogecoin drops after Elon Musk calls it a 'hustle' on 'Saturday Night Live' Elon Musk reveals he has Asperger's syndrome during 'SNL' hosting appearance On The Money: Five takeaways on a surprisingly poor jobs report | GOP targets jobless aid after lackluster April gain MORE on Monday announced that the electric car company had bought hundreds of ventilators, a medical device crucial to combating severe cases of the coronavirus, from China and shipped them to the U.S.

"China had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips & Medtronic ventilators on Friday night & airshipped them to LA," Musk tweeted late Monday night.

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The move by Tesla comes as different manufacturing industries, including auto, are pitching in to help fight against COVID-19. Along with personal protective equipment like masks and gowns, ventilators are a product many hospitals around the U.S. have said are in dire shortage.

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomCalifornia drought emergency expanded to most of the state Caitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' California scores staggering B budget surplus MORE (D) confirmed Tuesday that Musk had given California, one of the states hit hardest by COVID-19, 1,000 ventilators.

There are more than 46,000 confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. with almost 600 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.