USNS Mercy accepting first patients

Sailors assigned to the Navy hospital ship Mercy treat the first patient from Los Angeles medical facilities on Sunday. The Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, but will serve as a referral hospital for non-coronavirus patients admitted to shore-based hospitals.
(Spc. 2nd Class Erwin Jacob Miciano / U.S. Navy)
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Sailors prepare to admit the first patient aboard the Mercy on Sunday.
(Spc. 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz / U.S. Navy)
Sailors assigned to the Mercy transport the first patient from Los Angeles medical facilities.
(Spc. 2nd Class Erwin Jacob Miciano / U.S. Navy)
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Brandon Shim guides an ambulance toward the terminal leading to the Navy hospital ship Mercy on Sunday in Los Angeles.
(Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez / U.S. Marine Corps)
Sailors on the Mercy transport the first patient from Los Angeles medical facilities.
(Spc. 2nd Class Erwin Jacob Miciano / U.S. Navy)

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The first patient arrives on the Mercy, which is allowing shore-based hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases.
(Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez / U.S. Marine Corps)
The Navy hospital ship Mercy leaves port in San Diego. The ship's 1,000 beds will accept patients who do not have the novel coronavirus from area hospitals in Los Angeles.
(Gregory Bull / Associated Press)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the Navy hospital ship Mercy after its arrival into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday. Director Mark Ghilarducci of the Office of Emergency Services, left, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly also attended.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)