In short, North Carolina is having a hard time getting necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from federal and private suppliers. Here’s the status:

Personal Protective Equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile

These numbers reflect shipments from the Strategic National Stockpile and will be updated as new items are received. This does not reflect other sources of supplies.

 

Personal Protective Equipment from Private Sector1  Updated every Monday by 4 p.m. 

Critical Supplies Ordered Received2
Face Shields 3,900,000 390,000
Gloves 22,600,000 7,800,000
Gowns 6,200,000 16,000
N95 Respirators 24,100,000 93,000
Surgical and Procedure Masks 21,200,000 6,900,000

This table reflects orders placed and received through the private sector. This does not reflect other sources of supplies.

Received reflects the number of items received, including items that have already been distributed.

 

Personal Protective Equipment for Average Requests and Estimated Days on Hand

Critical Supplies Average Requests per Day3 Estimated Days of Supplies on Hand4
Face Shields 2,417 103
Gloves 21,805 168
Gowns 7,740 0
N95 Respirators 10,938 7
Surgical and Procedure Masks 30,860 51

Average requests per day reflects requests from healthcare partner surveys from April 1, 2020 to April 21, 2020.

Estimated days of supplies on hand is calculated based on critical supplies on hand from multiple sources including private sector and donations and current requests received through healthcare partner surveys from April 1, 2020 to April 21, 2020.

All data are preliminary and may change.

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