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USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to Return to San Diego


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The USNS Mercy Hospital ship has departed from the Port of LA/Long Beach this Friday and return to San Diego after a seven-week deployment, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services says.


Details:

The hospital ship arrived on March 27th and treated 77 patients during its deployment.

  • The USNS Mercy's medical personnel will remain in the Greater Los Angeles area to support California’s response efforts. 

  • The Mercy did not treat COVID-19 patients. Rather, the hospital ship provided medical care to other patients suffering from other non-COVID related aliments says Business Insider.

  • Several members of the USNS Mercy's medical staff contracted the coronavirus.