The U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs reported today a sailor assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam April 9 died of COVID-related complications April 13.
The Sailor, tested positive for COVID-19 March 30, was removed from the ship and placed in an isolation house on Naval Base Guam with four other USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sailors. Like other Sailors in isolation, he received medical checks twice daily from Navy medical teams.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., Apr. 9, the Sailor was found unresponsive during a daily medical check. While Naval Base Guam emergency responders were notified, CPR was administered by fellow Sailors and onsite medical team in the house. The Sailor was transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam where the Sailor was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The Sailor was declared deceased April 13.
USS Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Guam March 27 for a scheduled port visit for resupply and crew rest.
As of Sunday, 585 sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier have now tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Navy.
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2 thoughts on “USS Theodore Roosevelt outbreak: Sailor dies from COVID-19”
How did the outbreak occur if they were at sea?
interesting that this “report” fails to mention where this ships’ prior port visit was.