Crew Member of Navy Hospital Ship in NYC Has COVID-19
NEW YORK (AP) — A crew member of a Navy hospital ship sent to New York City for the coronavirus outbreak has tested positive for the disease.
The Navy said in a prepared statement that the USNS Comfort crew member tested positive Monday and was being isolated.
The Navy says the positive test will not affect the 1,000-bed hospital ship’s mission to receive patients.
President Donald Trump said Monday he agreed to take COVID-19 patients aboard the ship after speaking with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.