Sailor dies from Covid-19 and almost 600 test positive after outbreak on USS Theodore Roosevelt

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Death of first US active duty military member comes 11 days after captain was fired for voicing concerns over safety of his crew on ship off Guam

A member of the crew of the coronavirus-infected USS Theodore Roosevelt has died of complications related to the disease, 11 days after the aircraft carrier’s captain was fired for pressing his concern that the US navy had done too little to safeguard his crew. The sailor was the first active-duty military member to die of Covid-19.

The navy also announced that an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Harry S Truman, which had been heading home to Norfolk, Virginia from a months-long deployment in the Middle East, would instead be kept in the Atlantic as a way to protect the crew from coronavirus.

Related: Anger in Guam at ‘dangerous’ plan to offload US sailors from virus-hit aircraft carrier

Related: US navy official apologises for calling captain behind coronavirus memo ‘naive or stupid’

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