US Navy Hospital Ship to Aid Non-Coronavirus Patients in Los Angeles

The US Navy Hospital Ship USNS Mercy will depart the San Diego Naval Base for Los Angeles on Monday, March 23, to serve as a referral hospital to non-coronavirus patients.

The Navy said the 1,000-bed ship will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals.

This will allow shore-based hospitals to use their intensive care units and ventilators for COVID-19 patients. Credit: DVIDS via Storyful