USNS Comfort to now treat COVID-19 patients
The USNS Comfort will now be taking COVID-19 patients.
The announcement came during a White House briefing on Monday.
The ship is docked in Manhattan and provides an additional 1,000 beds.
Long Island-based Northwell Health system will help manage the conversion of that site and the Javits Center to COVID-19 facilities.
The president also announced 3,000 public health personnel have been sent to the Javits Center, many of them will be arriving Tuesday.