COVID-19: USNS Comfort Arrives in NYC, 12 Operating Rooms and 1,000 Beds


The USNS Comfort arrived Monday in New York harbor. The 1,000-bed hospital ship has 12 fully-equipped operating rooms and will significantly increase New York’s hospital surge capacity.

VIDEO of the Governor’s remarks is available on YouTube here

Cuomo said: “Okay, well there she is. I want to thank Rear Admiral Mustin who is here. I want to thank the United States Navy. They really acted expeditiously in bringing this ship here. I want to thank the Army that is going to help staff the ship. I want to thank the President of the United States, President Trump, who mobilized this effort and he did with all rapid speed.

“This will be 1,000 beds for New York hospitals. It won’t treat COVID-19 patients but it will be a relief valve for hospitals that are struggling now, that are over capacity all across the City. So, the 1,000 beds will come in very handy. These 1,000 beds will be complemented with 2,500 beds that we are doing in the Javits Center. I know the field hospitals that were assembled by the U.S Army. Again, those won’t be for COVID-19 patients but they will be for a relief valve for the hospitals.”