Navy hospital ship, acting as coronavirus relief, to arrive in New York harbor

The USNS Comfort, which was sent to New York City after 9/11, will be used to treat non-coronavirus patients

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NEW YORK — A Navy hospital ship has arrived in New York City to help relieve the coronavirus crisis gripping New York City's hospitals.

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The USNS Comfort has 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms that could be up and running within 24 hours. It's expected to bolster a besieged health care system by treating non-coronavirus patients while hospitals treat people with COVID-19.

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New York City, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, reported Sunday that its toll had risen to 776.

The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort heads into New Yor. The ship has 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms that could be up and running within 24 hours of its arrival on Monday morning. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)