Navy announces COVID outbreak on destroyer docked at Pearl Harbor

Coronavirus

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Personnel assigned to the destroyer USS Michael Murphy tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 4 and have been placed in isolation, according to announcement from a Navy spokesperson on Nov. 19.

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The destroyer is docked at Pearl Harbor, and all tests were conducted on the ship or in a military facility.

All close contacts and non-essential crew members are undergoing a two-week isolation period.

The ship has a crew of more than 300 people, according to the Navy’s website.

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