Two more US Navy Sailors infected with COVID-19
Another two US Navy Sailors have tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus, the navy said.
The first Sailor is stationed at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Capodichino, Italy.
As informed, the test sample has been sent to Rome for confirmatory lab testing. The member shared a common workspace with the first Sailor at NSA Naples who initially tested positive on March 6, 2020.
The member has been confined to their residence since March 6, when they were identified as a close contact of the first case. Additional precautionary measures have already been taken to thoroughly clean the Sailor’s workspace and assess the health of all other coworkers.
On March 15, a Sailor from Naval Base Point Loma, California, was also tested “presumptive positive” for the coronavirus.
The individual is currently in quarantine in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines at his residence. The test result is considered presumptive positive, pending confirmation by the CDC.
Personnel that the individual had close contact with have been notified and are in self-isolation at their residence, according to the navy.