US hospital ship leaves New York port

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The US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which was sent to New York to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts, has left the port of the metropolis. Report informs citing The Advertiser.

Numerous vehicles and boats from authorities and area fire departments said goodbye to the ship.

The New York Police Department captured the moment and posted images on Twitter of the USNS Comfort as it headed down the Hudson River and out to sea.

The vessel with 1000 beds arrived on March 30. It began administering COVID-19 positive patients from April 6 as the New York Tri-state area became an epicenter for the novel coronavirus in the United States.

The crew of more than 1200 treated 182 patients on board, 70 percent of which were affected by COVID-19, according to US Navy Captain Patrick Ambrose. He was the commanding officer of the Comfort’s medical facility.


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