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.