UPDATED 7:44 PM ET Mar. 28, 2020
In a press conference Saturday, Governor Cuomo made a plea for more ventilators as he demonstrated using bag valve masks in a worst case scenario.
"We are actually buying these," he said of the bag valve masks. The state has purchased about 3,000 at this time and will train the National Guard to use them. The governor said he does not want to have to use them.