(NewsReady.com) – A coronavirus outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt was so bad its crew had to disembark and go under quarantine. That occurred about a month ago and sailors are now resuming their duties. Most of them, that is.
A small amount of the crew who “recovered” are still experiencing COVID-like symptoms, even after a month of isolation. Those sailors aren’t being allowed back onto the ship out of caution. Additionally, there are still many confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its crew.
As of April 30, 1,102 sailors tested positive for the infection, but these numbers might be the last status update we get for a while.
The @USNavy will no longer be officially releasing information about the number of coronavirus cases aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Kidd, a sudden policy change that was made with no notice and no official explanation. Both ships have experienced major outbreaks
— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) April 29, 2020
This isn’t the first anomalous reporting of a COVID-19 infection. Some have been “reinfected” or had shown symptoms for longer than expected. There’s speculation the reinfections were actually not real, but instead a result of errors in testing.
The situation with the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s crew, however, does add to the mystery of exactly how long the virus lasts.
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