The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has skyrocketed in New York State, and Erie County's total is on the rise as well.

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Governor Cuomo gave an update on Tuesday morning on both situations, and the outlook is unfortunately dire.

New York State has become ground zero for COVID-19 in the United States, and Governor Cuomo is calling for additional efforts to combat the spread and treat those infected by the virus.

It's likely that resources from across the state will be pooled to address the dire situation in New York City. Per WIVB:

Ventilators, which help people breathe, have also been desperately needed. As of Tuesday, the state has procured 7,000, but 30,000 are needed. With such a lack of needed supplies right now, Cuomo says the state is going to experiment with a possible way to have two people use one ventilator.

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