With 1,102 Covid-19 cases, Roosevelt gets ready to set sail

Rear Adm. John Menoni, commander of Joint Region Marianas, discusses the capabilities of the expeditionary medical facility with Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero during her tour of the facility April 29, 20202. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Matthew R. White

While sailors who are quarantined in Tumon hotels begin transitioning from isolation, the USS Theodore Roosevelt appears to continue struggling with its efforts to curtail further spread of Covid-19, with active cases now reaching 1,102. Just the same, the Navy said the warship will soon be ready to set sail.

"The increase in active cases represent exit tests for sailors who are asymptomatic," the Navy said. "53 sailors have recovered after completing at least 14 days in isolation and two successive negative tests. Three sailors are being treated in U.S. Naval Hospital Guam for Covid-19 symptoms. None of the hospitalized sailors are in the intensive care unit."

Acting Secretary of the Navy James E. McPherson said the Navy will conduct further investigation into the Covid-19 outbreak om the carrier.