Acting Secretary of the US Navy Thomas Modly stated on Thursday that additional coronavirus cases have been found on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier.
The official added that all personnel on board the aircraft carrier will be tested for the coronavirus when the vessel docks in Guam.
"We found several more cases on board the ship, we are in the process now of testing 100 percent of the crew on that ship to ensure that we are able to contain whatever spread might have occurred there on the ship," Modly said. "The ship is pulling into Guam, it will be pier side."
Earlier this week, the acting secretary said that three sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt had tested positive for COVID-19 about two weeks after visiting Vietnam.