Navy Hospital Ship Being Sent To New York Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has agreed to send a Navy hospital ship to New York Harbor to help relieve local medical centers dealing with an influx of patients amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s an extraordinary step, obviously,” he said. “It’s literally a floating hospital that will add capacity, and the president said he will dispatch it immediately.”
The current rate of coronavirus cases in New York suggests that 110,000 beds may be needed in 45 days, according to Cuomo. As of this week, New York has roughly 53,000 hospital beds and 3,000 intensive care unit beds.
“That’s a projection, and projections can change,” he said. “But that’s the problem we’re dealing with.”…continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]