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Texas ‘fully prepared’ for coronavirus, does not see New York situation: governor

Texas is totally prepared to meet up health care centre needs during the coronavirus epidemic and does not expect one such potential troubles going through New York, Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday.

Texas has nearly 20 (twenty),500 infirmary areas available after having a 142% upsurge be able to take the infection, and at least four,741 ventilators, Abbott informed a information webinar.

“We are fully prepared for the hospital needs of Texans,” Abbott said. “Our capacity should certainly stop us from dealing with what type of situation that New York is dealing in these days.”

New York state has had over 100,000 cases of the COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the virus and nearly 3,000 coronavirus-related deaths.

Texas has reported 5,478 COVID-19 cases and 91 deaths with 827 people hospitalized after 55,000 Texans were tested, Abbott said.

“Texas needs to have the capability to supply fans as need comes up,” the governor said.

Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, those with severe cases often require ventilators to help them breathe.

Abbott waited until last week to issue what was in effect a stay at home order, telling all but essential workers to remain at home to help slow the spread of the virus.