Mar 24, 2020 - Health

First Navy sailors at sea test positive for coronavirus

The USS Theodore Roosevelt
The USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

The USS Theodore Roosevelt reported three cases of sailors contracting COVID-19 Tuesday, Navy officials said at a briefing — marking the first U.S. sailors to test positive aboard a Navy ship while at sea.

Where it stands: The ship is currently in the Philippine Sea, but the three sailors have been transported to an undisclosed U.S. medical facility. Other sailors on board who'd come in contact with the infected individuals have been quarantined accordingly.

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