100K ventilators to be distributed in next 100 days, says Trump

In the next 100 days, the U.S. will make or get 100,000 additional ventilators to be distributed.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2020, 7:03 PM

Updated 1,576 days ago

Share:

100K ventilators to be distributed in next 100 days, says Trump
BRIEFING UPDATES:
-"Millions" of pieces of equipment have been sent to states, said President Donald Trump.
-Trump issued an executive order that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act.
-Trump said the task force is working to sign contractors with major ventilator companies.
-29,000 ventilators are delivered each year, said Trump. In the next 100 days, the U.S. will make or get 100,000 additional ventilators to be distributed. 
-Boeing is offering use of its cargo plane, which is the "largest in the world," said Trump, in order to distribute supplies. 
-$2.2 trillion relief package was signed into law by Trump Friday afternoon.
-"We're working on vaccines ... cures," said Trump.
-Free COVID-19 app on iPhone can answer questions about symptoms and whether someone should get tested.
-Trump said he is "in awe" of the American people who have stepped up during this time.
-The U.S. has done more tests than any other country, according to the president.
PHOTOS: The impact of coronavirus around the world
undefined
 


More from News 12
2:02
Family, friends memorialize former Westchester County legislator Herman Keith

Family, friends memorialize former Westchester County legislator Herman Keith

1:58
Mostly sunny Sunday for the Hudson Valley

Mostly sunny Sunday for the Hudson Valley

1:51
Community barbecue in White Plains spreads positivity, honors late residents

Community barbecue in White Plains spreads positivity, honors late residents

1:14
Yonkers recognizes National Park and Recreation Month

Yonkers recognizes National Park and Recreation Month

1:51
Police: Toddler hit by car in Rockland County, left critically injured

Police: Toddler hit by car in Rockland County, left critically injured

0:27
Police: Yonkers man tried to sell narcotic stronger than fentanyl to undercover officer

Police: Yonkers man tried to sell narcotic stronger than fentanyl to undercover officer

1:41
 Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

0:26
ATVs banned from public property in Yorktown

ATVs banned from public property in Yorktown

1:41
 Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

0:22
Yonkers FD to experiment with thermal imaging cameras

Yonkers FD to experiment with thermal imaging cameras

1:59
Global computer outage impacts vital Hudson Valley services

Global computer outage impacts vital Hudson Valley services

0:38
Authorities: Ossining man threatened to kill US Postal workers, burn down post offices

Authorities: Ossining man threatened to kill US Postal workers, burn down post offices

0:45
Police: Poughkeepsie woman seriously injured in crash on South Road

Police: Poughkeepsie woman seriously injured in crash on South Road

0:50
Ronald McDonald House in Valhalla hosts 2nd annual 'Christmas in July' charity event

Ronald McDonald House in Valhalla hosts 2nd annual 'Christmas in July' charity event

2:01
Doctors urge parents to get their children in for doctor visit ahead of new school year

Doctors urge parents to get their children in for doctor visit ahead of new school year

1:52
Tech outage: They didn't miss their flight, their flight missed them

Tech outage: They didn't miss their flight, their flight missed them

1:56
Aunt, former caseworker push for probe into Sullivan County CPS after foster child’s hot car death

Aunt, former caseworker push for probe into Sullivan County CPS after foster child’s hot car death

0:37
Middletown man who admitted role in fatal murder-for-hire plot sentenced to 18 years to life

Middletown man who admitted role in fatal murder-for-hire plot sentenced to 18 years to life

2:38
Westchester airport avoids global computer outage chaos

Westchester airport avoids global computer outage chaos

Officials: Man who crashed into police to evade capture arrested in Newburgh

Officials: Man who crashed into police to evade capture arrested in Newburgh