According to the Riverhead Local, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will need 110,000 'regular' hospital beds and 25,000 to 35,000 ICU beds, with ventilators, at the height of novel coronavirus outbreak. Currently, the state has 53,000 hospital beds and 3,000 ICU beds, which are already at least 80 percent occupied. The 140-bed Peconic Bay Medical Center has already taken steps to add capacity. Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital has only 15 medical/surgical beds and just two ICU beds. The 624-bed Stony Brook University Hospital has created three units providing 45 beds for patients under investigation for COVID-19. Northwell Health has canceled all elective surgeries and procedures through at least April 15, 2020.
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