18 March 2020 – Governor announces a bed-ship hospital will deployed to the New York Habour

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Type of Intervention: Healthcare and public health capacity
Sectors Involved: Increase patient capacity
Level of Jurisdiction: New York
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Overview: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the USNS Comfort will be deployed to New York harbor and is expected to arrive in April. The 1,000-bed hospital ship has 12 fully-equipped operating rooms and will significantly increase New York’s hospital surge capacity. The Governor is meeting with leadership of the Army Corp of Engineers today to discuss ways to increase hospital capacity in New York.
Full details here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-deployment-1000-bed-hospital-ship-usns