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13 USS Roosevelt Sailors Test Positive For COVID-19, Again

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The U.S. Navy says 13 sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt who had apparently recovered from the coronavirus and had received negative test results have now tested positive for a second time.

In a statement released earlier on Saturday when five sailors were found to have retested positive, the Navy said the sailors had “met rigorous recovery criteria, exceeding CDC guidelines,” including testing negative for the virus at least twice, but have now retested positive. The statement said the sailors had been monitoring their health and adhered to social-distancing protocols while on board the Roosevelt, which has been docked in Guam following an outbreak infecting hundreds of crew members.

“These five Sailors developed influenza-like illness symptoms and did the right thing reporting to medical for evaluation,” the statement said.

The Navy has since confirmed to NPR that an additional eight sailors have retested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to 13.

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

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US sailors return to coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier only to test positive AGAIN, despite months of containment efforts — RT USA News

Five American sailors have tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time after resuming duty aboard an aircraft carrier that saw a major outbreak in March, even after a full evacuation of its crew and months of deep cleaning.

Though the Navy imposed several layers of screenings before allowing sailors to re-board the ill-fated USS Theodore Roosevelt – where more than 1,000 personnel contracted the virus in March – the five seamen nonetheless tested positive again after returning to the ship, the military confirmed on Thursday.

“Five [Theodore Roosevelt] sailors who previously tested Covid positive and met rigorous recovery criteria have retested positive,” Navy spokesperson Commander Myers Vasquez said in a statement, adding that the sailors were “immediately removed from the ship and placed back in isolation.”

The five sailors developed influenza-like illness symptoms and executed their personal responsibility by reporting to medical for evaluation.

Some 18 others who came in close contact with the infected sailors have also been taken off the ship and placed into quarantine “out of an abundance of caution,” a US official told CNN.

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The Roosevelt made international headlines after its outbreak in March – by far the largest on a US warship to date – and was again thrust into the spotlight after its captain, Brett Crozier, penned a dire letter directly to Navy leadership urging for a full evacuation of the ship’s crew. Though the captain’s request was ultimately granted and the Roosevelt was allowed to dock in Guam for quarantine, the Navy quickly removed Crozier from his post, arguing his letter violated the chain of command. Of the more than 1,000 sailors infected on the ship – including Crozier himself – one died in the outbreak.

At least 26 US warships in total have detected the virus among their crews, according to the Navy, the latest being the USS Kidd, a guided missile destroyer with nearly 100 infected sailors. Much like the Roosevelt – which had to abandon its mission in the South China Sea – the Kidd was stricken while patrolling the Eastern Pacific on a ‘war on drugs’ mission targeting Venezuela, and forced to return to port in San Diego.

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Iranians Bid Farewell to Sailors Killed in Naval Friendly Fire Incident – Photos, Video

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19 Iranian Navy personnel were killed and 15 others injured after the Jamaran frigate accidentally struck the Konarak support ship with an anti-ship missile during live fire exercises in the Gulf of Oman on Sunday. Iran’s military is investigating the incident.

Iranians held a funeral ceremony for the 19 Navy sailors who were killed in Sunday’s live fire incident, with soldiers carrying coffins draped in print patterns of the Iranian flag and sailors’ portraits in a military procession in the southwestern port city of Chabahar.

The ceremony, which took place Tuesday, was attended by mourning family members, senior military officials and members of the government.

A team of investigators has been dispatched to the site where the incident took place, off the port city of Jask in the Gulf of Oman, with the Navy urging Iranians against speculation on what happened before a thorough probe is carried out.

19 sailors were killed and over a dozen others injured after the Jamaran Moudge (‘Wave’)-class frigate accidentally fired at the friendly general-purpose vessel the Konarak on Sunday. On Monday, footage of the Konarak released by Iranian media showed the vessel to have been almost completely destroyed in the incident.

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