USNS Comfort arrived to New York City Monday. Photo: Michael Reitman

The USNS Comfort arrived in New York Monday, bringing 1,000 hospital beds and 1,200 personnel.

The ship will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals, and will provide medical care including general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults. This will allow local health professionals to focus on treating COVID-19 patients and for shore-based hospitals to use their Intensive Care Units and ventilators for those patients.

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