Covid-19 Pacific Update: Sailor dies in Guam, becomes first US military coronavirus death

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean. Source: Getty

A sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt has become the first active duty American in the military to die of Covid-19.

The ship is in port in Guam, with 585 personnel sick.

The crew member had been found unresponsive in their hotel room and taken to intensive care, where they died.

There are 241 confirmed cases in the Pacific, and seven deaths, not including the American cases.

Schools are back open in Tonga, but an Australian doctor living there says it’s too early, due to a lack of information on recent arrivals.

Link to COVID19 – Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver.