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.