It was clear during Gov. Charlie Baker's press conference Thursday that his frustration with the federal government is mounting, as officials say so far only 17% of the supply requests have been fulfilled from the national stockpile of equipment.
The governor is asking for support from Washington, requesting a major disaster declaration to get more federal funding.
Hospitals are also fighting a shortage of staff on top of this.
Students at medical schools are being graduated early so those who qualify can start working soon.
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Health officials say more than 20,000 people have been tested for COVID-19, compared to just 2,600 people two weeks ago.
Baker said there are now 21 labs across the commonwealth that are able to test samples for coronavirus.