According to the captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, 94% of the team members were tested. At least 672 cases of the disease and one death are known.
At least 672 members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt crew of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier were found to have coronavirus. This was announced on April 20 by Rear Admiral, commander of American forces on the island of Guam, John Menoni, during an online conference broadcast by KUAM.
He noted that 94% of the team members were tested. In 3910 sailors, a study on coronavirus infection with COVID-19 showed a negative result. Among the team members there is one death.
“In 2.5% of sailors who initially received a negative test result for the COVID-19 virus, it was detected during a second examination,” said the commander of the American forces in Guam.
In late March, due to an outbreak of coronavirus on board, the aircraft carrier was urgently sent to the base to the port of Guam, overseas territory of the United States. 3967 sailors went ashore in the port of Guam and are in quarantine.
According to Menoni, a large-scale sanitization is carried out on the aircraft carrier and the inspection of sailors continues.
“In the next few weeks, we will return most of his crew to the ship, and in the near future they will have to go to sea,” said Rear Admiral.
On April 1, ship captain Bert Crozier handed over a letter to reporters in which he described the situation as critical.
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
By given American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected in the world exceeded 2.4 million, of which more than 635 thousand were cured, and 166 066 died.