Coronavirus updates: Navy hospital ship is heading to New York Harbor
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that President Trump agreed to send a Navy hospital ship to New York Harbor, as the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb. The ship, USNS Comfort, holds about 1,000 rooms, including operating rooms, according to the governor.
“It’s an extraordinary step, obviously, but it will be a – it’s literally a floating hospital – it will add capacity, and the president said he would dispatch that immediately,” Cuomo said Wednesday.
President Trump later confirmed the news at a Coronavirus Task Force briefing and said a second ship, Mercy, will head to the West Coast. The USNS Comfort was also sent to New York after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
At least 125 deaths were linked to the virus in the U.S. The global death toll is over 7,950.
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[Source: CBS News]