672 Roosevelt sailors have now tested positive for COVID-19; 8 hospitalized

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The Navy on Sunday reported that 3 more Roosevelt sailors tested positive for COVID-19 raising the total number of infected crew members from the aircraft carrier to 672.

Among them is the Roosevelt’s former Captain, Brett Crozier, who also tested positive for COVID-19, according to unnamed Navy sources cited by Fox News.

Joint Region spokesman LCDR Rick Moore declined to comment on Capt. Crozier’s medical status . However he did confirm that Crozier remains on Guam.

8 sailors who tested positive are now being cared for at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. That is 2 more than Friday. One of them remains in the intensive care unit “for increased observation due to shortness of breath.

According to the Sunday April 19 update on the Navy LIVE blog site  94% of USS Theodore Roosevelt crewmembers have been tested.

3,910 have tested negative and they are spending two weeks in quarantine under military guard at various hotels in Tumon and Tamuning.

In all 4,068 sailors have been moved off the aircraft carrier which remains docked in Apra Harbor at Naval Base Guam.

About 800 remain on board to maintain the ship’s vital services and conduct a deep cleaning to rid the vessel of all traces of the coronavirus.