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Latest coronavirus case numbers on the USS Theodore Roosevelt

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 13:02:36-04

The USS Theodore Roosevelt has been in the headlines a lot lately.

The crew has been impacted by a coronavirus outbreak and Commanding Officer Capt. Brett Crozier was relieved of duty after writing a letter raising alarms about the coronavirus on the ship.

A Department of the Navy civilian employee assigned to Personnel Support Detachment Oceana, died April 19 at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth from coronavirus.

A Sailor assigned to the carrier died April 13 from COVID-related complications after being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam April 9. On April 16 the Navy identified Aviation Ordnanceman Chief Petty Officer Charles Robert Thacker Jr. as the Sailor who died.

As of Wednesday, 99% of USS Theodore Roosevelt crewmembers have been tested for COVID-19, with 777 positive and 3,919 negative results. 4,196 Sailors have moved ashore, the Navy said.

Six Sailors assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt are in U.S. Naval Hospital Guam being treated for COVID-19 symptoms. None of the Sailors hospitalized for COVID-19 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Officials said as testing continues, the ship will keep enough Sailors on board to sustain essential services and sanitize the ship in port.

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