US Navy: entire crew of Theodore Roosevelt tested for COVID-19 positive


Washington: The US Navy has said Thursday that it has completed the tests of sailors on the aircraft carrier, Theodore Roosevelt, for the novel coronavirus and 840 sailors have tested positive. “As of today, 100 percent of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) crew members have been tested for COVID-19, with 840 total positive and 4,098 negative results,” the US Navy said in a statement on Thursday. The Navy has also said that a small number of results are still pending. The Thursday report marked an increase of 63 cases from the 777 confirmed cases.

According to the report, a statement says that 88 sailors have recovered from the COVID-19 infection and four others have been admitted to hospital in the US Naval Hospital Guam. The statement noted that 4,234 sailors have been moved ashore from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier which is docked in Guam.

On April 9, former Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly announced that he removed Crozier from his position. He also said that the captain improperly sent the email about his concerns, using channels that were not secure to convey confidential information. Modly soon resigned soon after he came under fire for removing the captain and calling him ‘stupid’ for sounding the alarm about the Coronavirus.
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