Covid-19: New York mayor says its hospitals ‘10 days away’ from shortages of essential supplies

New York City has more than 8,000 cases of COVID-19 with 63 deaths and they are on the verge of running out of medical supplies.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says April will be ‘a lot worse’ than March and wants the U.S. military mobilized to help with the disease.

De Blasio said, on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ De Blasio “it’s only going to get worse.”

He added that New Yorkers and Americans deserve “the blunt truth” that hospitals will run out of ventilators in the coming months.

“We’re about 10 days away now from seeing widespread shortages of ventilators, surgical masks, the things necessary to keep a hospital system running,” De Blasio told CNN.

New York has started releasing inmates. May de Blasio posted on Twitter today that they have released 23 inmates and an additional 200 are being evaluated for release who have less than 90 days left in their sentences.

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