USS Returned to Kidd Port, Confirmed to Have COVID-19 Cases

USS Returned to Kidd Port, Confirmed to Have COVID-19 Cases
USS Returned to Kidd Port, Confirmed to Have COVID-19 Cases

The Pentagon statement recently confirmed that there was an outbreak of COVID-100 in the USS Kidd (DDG-19), one of the destroyers of the Arleigh Burke class of the American Navy. In this context, the US Navy declared that the ship arrived at its port in Southern California.


With the detection of COVID-19 in USS Kidd, a virus was detected on the second ship connected to the US Navy.

As of Tuesday, the US Navy announced that 19 of the 300 crew members who were tested on the USS Kidd ship COVID-64 were positive.

Two people were taken to the US for treatment last week at USS Kidd. Later, 15 other seafarers were transferred to the Wasp class USS Makin Island (LHD-8) vessel, which has better health facilities, to be taken under surveillance because of “permanent symptoms in patients”.

At the time of the USS Kidd epidemic, he served under the US 4th Fleet, which was the task of supporting the US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). During this period, the ship was supporting the "Southern Inter-Institutional Joint Task Force", a program to combat drug trafficking in the Caribbean and East Pacific.

When the crew on board was suspected of COVID-19, medical personnel were quickly sent to the ship to conduct tests on the ship. In this context, the ship quickly entered the “strategic deep cleaning administration” and was returned to the port in Southern California, where the crew was evacuated and quarantined.

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first ship exposed to the virus in the US Navy was the USS Theodore Roosevelt nuclear aircraft carrier. While the ship waits at the dock in Guam for a month, 4.800 crew members are treated and sterilization activities are performed on the ship.

All ship crews at the USS Theodore Roosevelt were tested, and as a result, the coronavirus test of 969 sailors was positive. A sailor died.

Overall, the U.S. Department of Defense stated that more than 6.640 soldiers and civilian personnel and family members' tests were positive, while 19 people died because of this. (Source: Defencetürk)



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