They had been thought to be cleared of the virus, which infected hundreds of crew members on the U.S. aircraft carrier in recent weeks. The sailors are receiving medical support on Naval Base Guam.
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The acting Navy secretary says unanswered questions remain, after an initial probe into the removal of Capt. Brett Crozier from command of the coronavirus-infected USS Theodore Roosevelt.
More than 500 Roosevelt sailors from the crew of nearly 5,000 have tested positive for the coronavirus. The sailor is the second U.S. service member to die from the virus.
During an unannounced visit to the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Sunday, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly tried justifying to its catcalling crew members his sacking of their skipper.
With more than 100 sailors reportedly infected, the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier says the shipboard outbreak will keep spreading unless his 4,000+ crew is quarantined.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt is the first U.S. warship with known cases of COVID-19. It's now heading to Guam to get all 5,000 crew members tested.