The Navy on Monday reported that 6 more Roosevelt sailors tested positive for COVID-19 raising the total number of infected crew members from the aircraft carrier to 678.
3,904 have tested negative, 6 less than the day before.
The Navy has acknowledged that some sailors who initially tested negative have subsequently tested positive.
Among them is the Roosevelt’s former Captain, Brett Crozier, who also tested positive for COVID-19, according to Navy sources cited by Fox News.
Joint Region spokesman LCDR Rick Moore has confirmed that Crozier remains on Guam.
8 of the sailors who have tested positive are still hospitalized at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. One of them remains in the intensive care unit “for increased observation due to shortness of breath.”
Sailors who have tested positive remain in isolation at Naval Base Guam.
Sailors who have tested negative are spending two weeks in quarantine under military guard at various hotels in Tumon and Tamuning.
In all 4,069 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.