US sailor on coronavirus-stricken Navy ship dies from virus-related complications, officials say

Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) arrives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 27, 2018. Image courtesy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Blackwell / Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty

A U.S. sailor who was admitted to the intensive care unit at a Navy hospital in Guam after contracting the coronavirus has died, Navy officials said Monday.

The sailor, who was admitted into the ICU on April 9, died Monday from COVID-related complications at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam.

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The sailor is the the first active-duty service member to die from Covid-19. The Navy is witholding the sailor's name until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.

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The USS Theodore Roosevelt has now been in Guam for over 2 weeks since first docking on March 27. The  stop was only supposed to last a week.

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As of Sunday, 585 sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier have now tested positive for Covid-19, according to the Navy. Nearly 4,000 sailors have been moved ashore in Guam leaving roughly 800 to keep watch over 2 nuclear reactors, jets, missiles and bombs on board.