PEARL HARBOR — The sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam April 9 died of COVID-related complications April 13, the Navy News Service reported.
The name of the sailor is being withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.
The sailor, who tested positive for COVID-19 March 30, was removed from the ship and placed in an isolation house on Naval Base Guam with four other USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors. Like other sailors in isolation, he received medical checks twice daily from Navy medical teams.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., Apr. 9 (local date), the sailor was found unresponsive during a daily medical check. While Naval Base Guam emergency responders were notified, CPR was administered by fellow sailors and onsite medical team in the house. The sailor was transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam where the sailor was moved to the Intensive Care Unit. The sailor was declared deceased on April 13.
USS Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Guam March 27 for a scheduled port visit for resupply and crew rest.