Relief at last: Navy hospital ship Mercy arrives in coronavirus-stricken Los Angeles

…with team of 800 medics and beds on board to help overwhelmed hospitals free up space to treat the infected

  • The USNS Mercy arrived at the Port of Los Angeles Friday morning after a five-day journey from San Diego
  • The ship will help free up hospital beds on the mainland as an overflow facility for urgent care patients 
  • Mercy received a fanfare welcome from a local Baywatch boat as the ship arrived shortly after 8.30am 
  • More than 800 medical professionals are on board the former super oil tanker to provide medical and surgical services for non-coronavirus patients 
  • LA County currently has 1,229 confirmed cases of coronavirus and has seen 29 people perish from the viral illness so far 
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

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One Response to Relief at last: Navy hospital ship Mercy arrives in coronavirus-stricken Los Angeles

  1. William Hicks March 28, 2020 at 1:41 am

    I wonder if this hospitality will include the homeless and illegal aliens?

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