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Officials: Nearly 25% of Navy warship crew has COVID-19

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By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship remains in port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, with about two dozen sailors — or nearly a quarter of its crew — testing positive for COVID-19, according to U.S. defense officials. The USS Milwaukee has a crew of a bit more than 100, and it was forced to pause its deployment late last week because of the coronavirus outbreak. The defense officials, who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the outbreak, say the number of infected sailors is staying relatively constant at this point.

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