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New York Gets Hospital Ship for Virus Fight

Mar.19 -- As New York braces for a surge in coronavirus cases requiring hospitalization, a Navy ship, the USNS Comfort, is being reassigned to add 1,000 beds to the city’s capacity. Pentagon Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman, speaking at a briefing Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia, said the vessel is currently undergoing maintenance in Virginia, and would be ready to move up the coast in weeks, not days.