COVID updates: US Navy ship USS Theodore Roosevelt has second positive test case among sailors

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NEW YORK (WABC) – A Navy spokesperson confirms that a small number of Sailors who serve on the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive. Service members have been removed from the ship for medical treatment and are went in isolation.In March, more than 1,000 of the 4,900 members tested positive. The spring outbreak led to the dismissal of the ship’s captain and the resignation of the acting secretary of the navy.

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