USNS Comfort to Depart New York This Week

The Norfolk based USNS Comfort will depart from the state of New York after being sent to help treat coronavirus patients there.

According to a spokesperson with the 2nd Fleet, the Comfort will leave New York on Thursday and return to Norfolk within one to three days of its departure.

The Comfort arrived at New York City on March 30 and since that time has treated at least 175 patients. About 120 of those patients have COVID-19. At least 115 of them have been discharged.