The U.S. Navy on Saturday confirmed 103 new cases of the coronavirus onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, bringing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier’s positive cases to 550. The ship’s outbreak has been in the spotlight since Captain Brett Crozier sent a memo pleading for help before being fired, leading to the acting Secretary of the Navy resigning in response.  “As of today, 92% of the USS Theodore Roosevelt crewmembers have been tested for COVID-19, with 550 positive and 3,673 negative results,”  the Navy said in a press release Saturday. The Navy said that in response, 3,696 sailors have moved ashore, which includes 518 who were taken off the ship since Friday. In new COVID-19 guidance issued on Friday, the Navy said “individuals identified as having confirmed or probable COVID-19 will be placed under isolation and evacuated off the ship as soon as practical if developing more severe symptoms.” The Navy added that “the majority of COVID-19 patients will have mild symptoms and can remain on ship and be monitored until meeting return to work criteria.” The ship’s outbreak first gained attention after it was exposed by Crozier in March.Crozier sent a memo to more than 20 people pleading for help when only dozens of people onboard the ship had tested positive


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