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3578 people in the U.S. military were diagnosed with new coronavirus cases in 40 warships

In this March 18, 2020, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the western North Pacific Ocean. The Navy?¬ôs top admiral will soon decide the fate of the ship captain who was fired after pleading for his superiors to move faster to safeguard his coronavirus-infected crew on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas V. Huynh/U.S. Navy via AP))

CNN quoted senior Navy officials as saying that there are currently 26 cases of new coronavirus on 26 US Navy warships, and 14 soldiers have been diagnosed with new coronavirus infections, but these soldiers have recovered.

The official said that the 26 ships are currently docked at the port or maintenance dock.

However, the Navy did not disclose the name of each affected ship or the exact number of infections, because the Department of Defense policy stipulates that if these details are disclosed, there will be military security risks.

It is reported that the Navy currently has 297 active ships. There are currently 90 ships performing missions at sea, and no cases of new coronavirus infection have been reported.

As of the morning of the 22nd, 3,578 US soldiers had been diagnosed with new coronavirus (including 2 deaths). Of these, nearly 1,300, and a third of the confirmed cases were in the Navy, of which nearly 800 were from the USS Roosevelt.

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