A member of the crew of a hospital ship in New York was infected with a coronavirus

The US Navy, which owns the ship, said that this case will not affect its mission.

A crew member of the US Navy’s floating hospital was found to have a coronavirus, the Navy said. He is isolated on Board a ship that is currently in New York Harbor.

The announcement came on the same day that the hospital ship was assigned to treat patients with COVID-19 from New York.

“The mission “comfort” remains unchanged, and this case will not affect the ship’s ability to receive patients,” the Navy said in a statement.

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