LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Forty personnel assigned to the USNS Mercy are being reassigned to a skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles at the request of FEMA.

A Navy spokesperson did not know which facility the personnel were being transferred to.

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On Thursday, the ship’s captain said that the ship may be able to scale back its medical operation a bit over the next week as the COVID-19 workload at area hospitals stabilizes.

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The naval hospital ship arrived in L.A. on March 27 to treat non-coronavirus patients and help ease the workloads of local hospitals.

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Since the ship’s arrival, at least three personnel working on the ship have tested positive for coronavirus and 53 others have been taken off the ship to isolate.