USNS Comfort to depart NYC after 30 days of COVID-19 treatment

The USNS Comfort will be leaving New York City after serving as a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients.

News 12 Staff

Apr 30, 2020, 4:06 PM

Updated 1,478 days ago

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The USNS Comfort will be leaving New York City after serving as a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients.
A month after docking at Pier 90 to provide relief to the hospitals in the city during the coronavirus pandemic, it is time to say goodbye and thank you.
The ship will head out at noon after serving as a place to treat almost 200 patients for the last 30 days.
Originally when it docked the USNS Comfort was supposed to treat non-COVID patients. However, President Donald Trump gave his approval to serve COVID-19 patients on April 6 after officials saw that was the real need.
The 182 patients that were on the ship have been either sent home or taken to another hospital.
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The FDNY and NYPD will thank the ship and crew for their service with a salute and display of boats and vehicles.
The ship will return to Virginia where it will remain at the ready to help with future coronavirus relief.


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