USS Roosevelt: 416 sailors test positive for COVID-19; 97% tested


The U.S. Navy issued a release, saying that so far, 97% of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt crew members have been tested for COVID-19.

The release states that of those with conclusive results so far, 416 sailors have tested positive, and 3,170 are negative.

From the 4,800-some people aboard, 2,684 Sailors have moved ashore on Guam, on either the Naval Base or at various hotels on Island.

Navy officials say, as the testing continues, the ship will keep enough Sailors on board to sustain essential services and sanitize the ship, which is docked at the Apra Harbor.

An additional development from the Navy on Friday, is news that one of the sailors assigned to the Roosevelt (CVN 71) was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the U.S. Naval Hospital.

The sailor tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30, and at the time of hospitalization was in a 14-day isolation period on the Navy Base.

Navy officials said more details on the hospitalized sailor, will be released when they become available.