The BBC says ventilators will be taken from certain New York hospitals and redistributed to the worst-hit parts of the state under an order to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
New York saw its highest single-day increase in deaths, up by five hundred and sixty-two to two thousand nine hundred and thirty-five – nearly half of all virus-related US deaths recorded Thursday.
The United States now has two hundred and forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty-eight COVID-19 cases.
A shortage of several hundred ventilators in New York City, the epicentre of the outbreak in the US, prompted Mr Cuomo to say that he will order the machines be taken from various parts of the state and give them to harder-hit areas.
More details in this BBC report