Stony Brook University Hospital is accepting community donations for personal protective equipment (PPE), including face shields, N95 3M 1860 masks, protective eyewear, goggles, disinfectant wipes or hand sanitizer.
This is the state’s most dramatic measure yet, as the number of confirmed cases jumped from 4,152 on Thursday afternoon to 7,102 on Friday morning. The additional 2,950 cases were due to a rapid increase in testing, according to Cuomo.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to deploy the Army Corps of Engineers to retrofit non-hospital facilities, such as SUNY dorms, to make more room for COVID-19 patients in a press conference on Sunday.