The U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Comfort set sail on Thursday (April 30) after docking for a month in New York City to serve as an overflow facility for the city's taxed healthcare centers dealing with the novel coronavirus outbreak.
USNS Comfort departs NYC after one month
The 1,000-bed Comfort never neared its capacity as the city quickly became the world's epicenter for COVID-19 infections.
Over the past month, New York has leveled off and now has about 12,000 hospitalizations.
New York City has suffered some 13,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.