US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Epidemic coronavirus on the aircraft carrier USS “Theodore Roosevelt ” was abnormal in terms of statistics, reports of Popular Mechanics .
The fact is that half of the military personnel with positive results of the COVID-19 test have no symptoms of the disease – these are healthy men and women under the age of thirty. It is noted that in the whole country the proportion of asymptomatic carriers is 25 percent of the total number of infected.
840 people were infected on the ship, one soldier died. More than four thousand people went ashore. Part of the crew of the aircraft carrier remains on board and ensures the functioning of ship systems.
The ship is at the Guam military base. According to management, the ship remains in service despite the coronavirus epidemic among the crew.
The captain of the aircraft carrier Brett Crozier had previously been removed from office after his letter to the leadership appeared in the media with a request to remove most of the crew ashore. He criticized publicly in harsh terms the actions of the captain Navy Minister Thomas Modley submitted a report to the Secretary of Defense asking for his resignation, which was granted.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the total number of cases of coronavirus infection in the United States has reached 890 524 people, over the past day, 28 819 new cases have been identified. 51 017 patients died.
The United States is in first place among all countries in the world both in the number of cases and the number of deaths from COVID-19.
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