USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor is in intensive care after testing positive for coronavirus

USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors who tested negative for COVID-19 are moved to lodging and quarantine on Guam, April 3, 2020. A sailor assigned to the Roosevelt is in intensive care following complications from a coronavirus infection, the Navy said. MATTHEW R. WHITE/U.S. NAVY
USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors who tested negative for COVID-19 are moved to lodging and quarantine on Guam, April 3, 2020. A sailor assigned to the Roosevelt is in intensive care following complications from a coronavirus infection, the Navy said. MATTHEW R. WHITE/U.S. NAVY

USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor is in intensive care after testing positive for coronavirus

by Chad Garland
Stars and Stripes

A sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt was in intensive care Thursday after suffering complications from a coronavirus infection, the Navy said.

The sailor, who tested positive for the virus March 30, had been in a 14-day isolation period on Naval Base Guam before being taken to the base hospital, the service said in a statement.

“Deep down, I was hoping that we would never get to this point — I was hoping that the numbers would be zero at the end of this, but that's just not going to be the case with coronavirus,” Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday during a news briefing at the Pentagon. “There's always going to be the one or two that that come in, even in our demographic. That happened for the first time this morning. So we're hoping that that sailor recovers.”

Almost the entire 4,800-member crew of the Roosevelt has been tested, with 3,170 sailors testing negative and 416 sailors testing positive, Hyten said. Of the sailors who have the virus, 187 sailors had symptoms and 229 were asymptomatic. The hospitalized sailor was found unconscious in the morning by a friend.

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