13 Sailors On The USS Theodore Roosevelt Again Test Positive For COVID-19 After Reportedly Recovering
The sailors had returned to duty on the aircraft carrier after previously testing negative. They have all been taken off the ship.
Navy officials confirmed the videos' existence last fall while insisting at the time that the footage should never have been made public.
The death comes after the ship's captain, Cpt. Brett Crozier, was fired after pleading with his superiors for more help combatting the coronavirus.
"I certainly don't question his motives," Vice Adm. Bill Merz said of Crozier, who was relieved from the USS Roosevelt after speaking out about the coronavirus.
The aircraft carrier now has more than 400 confirmed cases after its captain was ousted for expressing concern about the virus.
The Navy head had lambasted Capt. Brett Crozier, who was removed from command of a coronavirus-stricken warship.
The confirmed case "will not affect the ability for Comfort to receive patients," the Navy said.
Thomas Modly shocked the crew when he slammed Capt. Brett Crozier for sending an email about the coronavirus outbreak on board. Modly later apologized.
Mark Esper said "only 155 sailors" have tested positive for COVID-19 on the ship Capt. Brett Crozier commanded. Reportedly, Crozier has contracted the disease.
Numerous social media posts showed sailors loudly chanting “Captain Crozier” as Brett Crozier disembarked from the USS Theodore Roosevelt.