(Washington) A sailor from the American aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt died on Monday of complications from COVID – 19 on the island of Guam, in the Pacific, where the ship contaminated by the coronavirus was partially evacuated, announced the US Navy.
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The sailor, whose identity and age were not disclosed, was found unconscious on Friday morning during a regular medical check-up in the facilities made available to the crew. He had been transferred to the intensive care unit at Guam hospital, the US Navy said in a statement.
The sailor had tested positive for COVID – 19 on 30 March, three days after the arrival in Guam of Theodore Roosevelt . He had been evacuated from the ship and placed in isolation at Guam naval base with four other sailors from the aircraft carrier.
Military doctors carried out visits twice a day to check their state of health.
Found unconscious, he had been revived by his comrades who had administered a cardiac massage to him.
Monday morning, 92% of the crew had been tested at COVID – 19. In total, 585 were declared positive and 3673 negative to the new coronavirus which made more than 115 00 0 dead in the world of which more than 22 00 0 in the United States.
Former Commander of Theodore Roosevelt , Brett Crozier, had been removed from office in early April after writing a multi-page letter to his superiors demanding immediate evacuation of the aircraft carrier contaminated with coronavirus.
“We are not at war. There is no reason for sailors to die, “said Commander Crozier.
Five days later, the secretary of the US Navy Thomas Modly, strongly criticized for his management of the crisis, had resigned.