American sailor, crew member of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, April 13, died of a coronavirus infection in a hospital on the island of GUAM. About it reported the website of the naval forces of the United States.
The sailor handed over a positive test for coronavirus on March 30. He was isolated at a military base on GUAM.
April 9, during a crawl of a soldier found unconscious. He was immediately taken to the intensive care unit of a military hospital, but he died four days later, the report said.
The name of the deceased is not called.
The ship arrived at GUAM on 27 March. All on Board Theodore Roosevelt was 4800 people.
The captain of the aircraft carrier Brett crozier reported about the outbreak of coronavirus infection. In the letter, which was leaked to the press, he demanded the immediate evacuation of the entire crew. “We are not at war. Sailors don’t need to die,” wrote crozier. The media found out that he is also infected.
The commander of the naval forces of the country Thomas Modly fired crozier, stating that the telegram was not sent on a secure military channels, and because the captain is guilty of the leak. Soon Model he resigned.
On 12 April it became known that at least 10% of the team infected with a coronavirus.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.