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Hospital ship to ease burden as California virus cases jump

As of noon on March 27, California has 4,040 cases and 82 deaths.

Posted: Mar 27, 2020 1:23 PM
Updated: Mar 27, 2020 1:26 PM

LOS ANGELES - A military hospital ship that arrived in Los Angeles will provide 1,000 beds for non-coronavirus patients to relieve over-burdened medical centers expected to be hit with a surge of COVID-19 cases.

The US Naval Ship Mercy pulled into port Friday after LA saw a 50% daily jump in coronavirus cases.

As of noon on March 27, California has 4,040 cases and 82 deaths.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Governor Gavin Newsom are visiting the ship on Friday, March 27.

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