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Sailor aboard 4th U.S. aircraft carrier tests positive for coronavirus

Sailor aboard 4th U.S. aircraft carrier tests positive for coronavirus

Sailor aboard 4th Us aircraft carrier tests positive

A sailor assigned to the USS Nimitz, a  Bremerton, Wash.-based aircraft carrier, tested positive for Covid-19  last week after experiencing symptoms while on board the ship, according  to three defense officials familiar with the matter.

The positive test makes the Nimitz the Navy’s fourth aircraft carrier so far to report a positive case among crew members.

The  individual was put into isolation and removed from the ship. Contact  tracing — or monitoring those who came into contact with the infected  sailor — was done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention guidelines, the officials said.

Another crew member has also tested  positive, but that person has not been onboard the ship, the officials  said. The positive cases comes as the ship is getting ready to deploy.

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