A sailor assigned to the virus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt who was admitted to the intensive care unit last week died of coronavirus-related complications today, the Navy announced.
The news marks the first death of a virus between Roosevelt’s staff. which was forced to take a dock at the previous month Guam after the plane was dispersed, it was also the first virus-related death for Nav.
Four more sailors were taken to the hospital over the weekend, according to Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Clay Doss. they are all in stable condition. He said no one is in such an ICU and no more needs a ventilator, he said.
Staff members and the on-site medical team managed the CPR after being found extremely irresponsible during a daily medical check on April 9th. While emergency responders were notified. The sailor was transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam and moved to the ICU on April 9.
The Navy tested positive for the virus on March 30 and was removed from the ship and housed in an isolated hose on Naval Base Guam with four crew members.
The outbreak set off a choice chain of events that led to the firing of the ship’s commanding officer, Capt. Brett Crozier, on the latter he requested additional help from the Navy’s leadership and resigned Secretary of Defense Thomas Modly. Who stepped down after criticizing Crozier to the crew.
The Navy intends to release the findings of an investigation into the incident this week. The Pentagon has not ruled out the possibility that Cruise could be reinstated as commander of the ships.