The hospital ship USNS Comfort is anchored off the coast of Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis as it prepares for a six-day medical mission, Oct. 3, 2019.
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan Nall | US Navy
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is sending a floating hospital to help the state manage an onslaught of coronavirus cases expected to surge in the next 45 days.
“Right now, in New York specifically, the rate of the curve suggests that in 45 days we could have up to an input of people who need 110,000 beds that compares to our current capacity of 53,000 beds, 37,000 ICU units, ventilators, which compares to a capacity currently of 3,000 ventilators. That’s our main issue,” Cuomo said at a press conference in Albany.
As of Wednesday morning, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in New York state nearly doubled to more than 2,300, Cuomo said. Out of those cases, nearly 23% of them are hospitalized.
Cuomo doubled the number of…