USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor in ICU due to coronavirus

Posted at 7:53 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 10:54:43-04

(KGTV) -- A USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor who was in isolation after contracting the coronavirus was placed under intensive care at a Navy hospital in Guam after being found unresponsive, according to published reports.

USNI News, citing Navy officials, reported the sailor was under a 14-day quarantine after testing positive on March 30. After being found unresponsive on base quarters Thursday, the sailor was taken to the base hospital and was reportedly in ICU.

The San Diego-based aircraft carrier has been docked in Guam since late March after coronavirus cases mounted aboard the ship.

Over 400 sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19. Nearly half of the ship’s 4,800-plus crew have been evacuated.

The carrier has been at the center of controversy after commanding officer Capt. Brett Crozier sent a letter to military officials asking that the ship be evacuated due to the outbreak on board.

However, military leaders removed Crozier from his post and criticized his handling of the situation.

Earlier this week, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly submitted his resignation after blasting Crozier while addressing the ship’s crew.