USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors comprise more than half of Navy’s coronavirus cases

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt move meals, ready to eat for shipmates who have tested negative for the coronavirus at Naval Base, Guam, April 7, 2020. JULIO RIVERA/U.S. NAVY
Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt move meals, ready to eat for shipmates who have tested negative for the coronavirus at Naval Base, Guam, April 7, 2020. JULIO RIVERA/U.S. NAVY

USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors comprise more than half of Navy’s coronavirus cases

by Caitlin Doornbos
Stars and Stripes

More than half of all U.S. sailors who have tested positive for coronavirus are attached to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, according Navy data released Wednesday.

Across the Navy, 548 service members have contracted the illness and 286 of those are Roosevelt sailors, the update said. Nearly all the ship’s crew has been tested, with 10% coming back positive. None have been hospitalized.

It’s unclear with which ships, installations or units the remaining cases are associated. The Department of Defense late last month directed all services to refrain from releasing coronavirus numbers specific to commands.

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