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New York's death toll nears 1,000 as ventilators and a Central Park field hospital are expected this week

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(CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for "all hands on deck" in the state experiencing the worst of the coronavirus pandemic in the US has turned out more medical staff, a surge in medical supplies and a hospital in Central Park expected to be operational Tuesday.

A temporary hospital being set up at New York City's Javits Convention Center is also expected to be operational this week.

There are more than 59,000 cases of coronavirus in the state and at least 965 deaths.

New York officials have pleaded for more supplies for medical staff to continue to treat the growing patient population, and now the city has received all of the 2,500 ventilators promised by the federal government.

They are distributing the ventilators along with personal protective equipment including 8,918,000 face masks, 179,328 face shields, 1,570,300 surgical gloves and 476, 565 N95 masks.

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