655 Roosevelt sailors test positive for COVID-19, 6 now hospitalized


The Navy is reporting that 655 sailors off the USS Roosevelt have now tested positive for COVID-19.

Six of them are now being treated at Naval Hospital Guam for symptoms of the disease, according to the latest update on Navy LIVE.

One of those hospitalized sailors remains in the intensive care unit suffering from shortness of breath.

94% of the roughly 4,800 crew members from the USS Roosevelt have been tested. 3,919 of them have tested negative.

In all 4,059 Sailors have moved ashore.

Those who have tested positive remain in isolation inside the fence at Naval Base Guam.

Most of those who have tested negative are being lodged in various hotels in Tumon and Tamuning under military guard until their two week quarantine is over.