California Lends 500 Ventilators to 4 States, 2 Territories

California to lend 500 ventilators to national stockpile
Posted at 6:32 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 09:32:10-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Five hundred ventilators on loan from California will be deployed to four states and two U.S. territories as they battle the coronavirus.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to lend the ventilators on Monday to the national stockpile even as the state hunts for more of its own supplies.

Vice President Mike Pence says the ventilators will be sent to Nevada, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.

Newsom suggested some of the ventilators may go to hard-hit New York. But he said the federal government should decide where they were needed most.