Sailors Prepare Hospital Ship 'Mercy' Before Docking in Los Angeles

Sailors had prepared the US Navy hospital ship Mercy to handle an influx of patients in the Los Angeles area, video taken on March 26 by the military shows.

This footage was taken by the US Navy on board the vessel, which docked on Friday in the Port of Los Angeles. There, it will treat non-COVID-19 patients in an attempt to lessen the load on area hospitals burdened by the pandemic.

California had over 4,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 27, and at least 85 Californians had reportedly died from complications of the virus. Credit: US Navy via Storyful