- The Washington Times - Monday, April 27, 2020

At least 955 crew members aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Navy.

Every member aboard the coronavirus-stricken ship has been tested for the highly contagious coronavirus.

As of Monday, 14 crew members have recovered. The Navy explained that it does not count a case as recovered until the sailor has tested negative twice.

The ship with 5,000 people aboard was the subject of national headlines this month after Capt. Brett Crozier was fired. A letter he wrote pleading for help for his ship was published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly later resigned after calls grew for his dismissal. The Pentagon is reviewing the situation and is considering reinstating Capt. Crozier.

• Lauren Toms can be reached at lmeier@washingtontimes.com.

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