Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.To fight the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, 1,500 American military medical personnel will now be going to the city by Wednesday, the Pentagon announced.Of those, more than 350 are going to 11 city hospitals to help supplement overwhelmed medical staff.The number of military medical personnel is 500 more than President Trump announced Saturday, according to chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman.Hoffman said about half of the 1,500 military medical personnel are already on the ground now in New York City. The Pentagon also said Monday that the hospital ship USS Comfort, which has taken on just a handful of patients since it arrived in New York City, will stop excluding patients who have the coronavirus.The ship has beds for up to 1,000 patients, but so far has treated just 41 people, officials said, in part because of strict screening rules. The floating hospital was brought to New York with the intent that it relieve pressure on city hospitals by treating people who had health problems, but were COVID-19 free.CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEHoffman said the preference still is to

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