WORLD Over 700 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus

WORLD

Over 700 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus

Xinhua

05:18, April 22, 2020

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean, on April 7, 2017.(Credit: U.S. Navy)

WASHINGTON, April 21 (Xinhua) -- More than 700 crew members from the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier docked in Guam, have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, CNN reported, quoting the U.S. Navy.

The Navy said 94 percent of the crew has been tested and at least 3,872 crew members tested negative for the disease.

Nine sailors have been hospitalized for the disease, said the report.

The U.S. Navy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched an investigation into the outbreak aboard the carrier, said the report.

The U.S. Navy on Thursday said that a sailor aboard the aircraft carrier died of coronavirus-related complications earlier this month.


Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue