The US Navy reported its first suspected case of the brand new coronavirus aboard a ship, saying a sailor had examined constructive for the illness however the outcome wanted to be confirmed by well being authorities.
It got here per week after one other US Navy sailor stationed in southern Italy contracted COVID-19, which has killed greater than three,700 folks worldwide together with almost 70 in the US.
“A Sailor assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD four) examined ‘presumptive constructive’ for Coronavirus Illness 2019 (COVID-19), marking the primary case for a sailor aboard a Navy ship,” the Navy stated in an announcement on Sunday night.
The sailor was in quarantine at house, it stated, including that “personnel that the person instantly recognized having shut contact with have been notified and are in self-isolation at their residences.”
The Navy stated that the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention would want to verify the constructive outcome.
The united statesBoxer is at the moment in port at a naval base in San Diego, based on native media.
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