One of the biggest obstacles to treating patients with COVID-19 is the worldwide ventilator shortage. New York state is the hardest-hit region in the U.S. and the situation is so dire, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently put out a call for 30,000 additional ventilator units.
A study from Imperial College in London found that an estimated 30% of all people hospitalized due to the virus will need a ventilator.
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