At least 550 COVID-19 cases aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt anchored off Manila Bay west of Manila, Philippines in 2018. The captain of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore, which would take the warship out of duty in an effort to save lives. The ship is docked in Guam (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

(WEHT)- At least 550 sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19, with at least one sailor being hospitalized after being found unresponsive.

The ship’s captain was dismissed after sounding the alarm about the outbreak aboard the ship. Later, the Navy Secretary resigned over his handling of the situation.

Nearly 3,700 sailors from the ship’s crew have been moved ashore.

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(This story was originally published on April 11, 2020)

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