Five hundred ventilators on loan from California will be deployed to four states and two U.S. territories as they battle the coronavirusBy KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated PressApril 7, 2020, 12:38 AM4 min readSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The White House said Monday that 500 ventilators on loan from California will be shipped to Nevada, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam as the nation faces a crush of coronavirus-related hospitalizations. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced earlier the nation’s most populous state would share some of its ventilators, a necessary tool to keep struggling patients breathing, with the national stockpile even as it hunts for more of its own supplies. Newsom suggested that New York may be one of the states to receive the ventilators, but he said the federal government was best poised to decide where they were needed most. “We’re very proud to be able to extend a hand of support with those 500 ventilators and send them back east,” Newsom said during a news conference. But he said the state is “not naive” to its own needs. “We need to continue to procure more ventilators,” he said. Vice President Mike Pence praised California as he announced

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