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New York mandates hospitals to double capacity, elective non-emergency surgeries canceled

By NBC New York  
   March 22, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to invoke the Defense Production Act to get factories to manufacture masks, ventilators and other medical equipment as the number of positive novel coronavirus tests in the state rose to 15,168 on Sunday. At a news conference Sunday, Cuomo said the number of deaths in the state now stands at 114. Of the 15,168 positive cases, 9,045 have been in New York City.

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