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HELP IS HERE: Watch US Navy Mercy hospital ship arrive at Port of Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, March 28, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Los Angeles are spiking, putting the region on track to have as many cases as hard-hit New York in five days.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Help has arrived in Los Angeles. The USNS Mercy arrived at the Port of Los Angeles on Friday to serve as a referral hospital for patients not infected with COVID19.

The ship will be handling overflow of acute trauma cases & other urgent needs allowing shore-based hospitals to focus medical care resources on the treatment of coronavirus patients.

Coronavirus cases in Los Angeles are spiking, putting the region on track to have as many cases as hard-hit New York in five days, Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Friday, speaking from a naval hospital ship in the Port of Los Angeles.

The number of cases in Los Angeles County soared by 50% on Thursday and another 20% by noon on Friday for a total of 1,465, Garcetti said at a news conference with Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom aboard the ship.

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