As previously reported in another article on my site, Coalition Forces, Navy, Marines Report Coronavirus Cases, the Navy is the hardest hit branch of the service. Approximately 57 cases have been reported militarywide, with one Marine at the Pentagon testing positive after being exposed to a family member.
Reuters originally reported that three sailor on board the Theodore Roosevelt tested positive. These are the first known cases aboard a US ship. We will have to wait and see how they were exposed as well as whether or not they actually get sick.
Previously the Army requested that all retired medical personnel return to active duty to help stem the spread of the disease. This includes doctors, nurses, and even medics. There’s been no word yet on how many personnel will return to active duty and when.
3 sailors at sea aboard Theodore Roosevelt have COVID-19Three U.S. sailors on board the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the Pacific tested positive for the coronavirus, U.S. Navy officials said on Tuesday, the first known cases of the virus on board a U.S. military ship at sea. 3 sailors at sea aboard Theodore Roosevelt have COVID-19 – Task & Purpose
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