President Trump is dispatching a Navy hospital ship to New York Harbor, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday — as the number of coronavirus cases in the Empire State leaped to 2,382 with 20 dead.
The feds will be lending a hand by sending the USNS Comfort, a 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship, to help combat the expected shortage of beds the city and state face.
The US Army Corps of Engineers is also now in the state to help, Cuomo said.
The Big Apple now has 1,339 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus, including 695 new diagnoses, he said.
The governor said 549 of the positive cases in the state, or 23 percent, are hospitalized.