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Members of the coronavirus task force are expected to hold a press briefing Monday, after the daily total new deaths in New York, the state hit hardest by the outbreak, appeared to flatten two days in a row.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been vocal about the state’s need for ventilators and other respiratory and medical equipment to combat the virus. He said he will ask President Donald Trump to allow the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort to be used to treat patients with the coronavirus, to relieve pressure on New York City’s hospital system.
Trump initially downplayed the outbreak’s impact but has since stepped up his administration’s…