New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is going to ask the President to shift the USNS Comfort "from non-Covid to Covid."
The Navy ship was initially dispatched to New York to treat non-coronavirus patients. "We don't need the comfort for non-Covid cases," the governor said.
The Comfort is outfitted with 1,000 hospital beds and is currently docked in New York City. Cuomo said utilizing those beds for coronavirus patients would "make a significant difference" for the state.
Cuomo said he is going to call Trump today to put in the request.