WASHINGTON

A sailor assigned to an aircraft carrier that is the site of a novel coronavirus outbreak has died from the disease, the U.S. Navy announced Monday.

The sailor was admitted to the intensive care unit at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on Thursday after being found unresponsive during a routine medical check. The sailor tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, March 30.

The deceased’s name is being withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin are notified in line with standard Pentagon procedure.

The USS Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Guam March 27 for a scheduled port

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