At least 550 sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, docked in Guam, have tested positive for COVID-19, the Navy reportedly announced on Saturday, with more than 100 tests coming back positive in the last 24 hours. The number is infections represents 75 percent of all infections across the U.S. Navy worldwide. It comes after the Navy admiral overseeing the aircraft carrier described the sailors on the ship as “struggling” and “upset” after the public firing of their captain, who was relieved of command after sounding the alarm about the spread of the new coronavirus on the ship. Vice Admiral Bill Merz, commander of the Navy’s 7th Fleet, told CNN that the ship’s crew was feeling “lots of anxiety” as the new coronavirus spread among their ranks. In addition to the frustrations crew members faced after the Navy fired their commanding officer, Captain Brett Crozier, they were also worried over their “perception of the lack of activity regarding fighting the virus,” Merz said. Following Crozier's removal, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned after calling Crozier “stupid” and “naive” in leaked audio.
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