A Navy sailor in Virginia died last week from complications associated with COVID-19, according to the service.
The Navy said senior fire control chief Michael Wilson, 45, was on short-term posting to Information Warfare Training Command in Virginia Beach when he contracted the virus. Wilson, a native of Suffolk, Va., Died on April 29, according to a press release from the service.
“The sailor tested positive for COVID-19 on April 25 and was admitted to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Sailors who were in contact with the sailor have been warned and are taking appropriate precautions, ”said the Navy. “We mourn the loss of our shipmate; our thoughts and prayers are with the sailor’s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.
Wilson served on the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61), aircraft carrier USS Business (CVN-65) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82), according to his official service biography. He was also assigned to the Aegis Training and Readiness Center at the Dahlgren Naval Support Facility from 2010 to 2013.
Wilson is the sixth active-duty sailor to die of COVID-19.
Hull chief technician Justin Huf, 39, died on February 22 in the intensive care unit at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. He was assigned to Assault Unit (ACU) 4.
Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class Marcglenn Orcullo, 42, who was on the crew of the USS Wasp (LHD-1), died at a hospital in Norfolk, Va. On February 12 of complications from COVID-19.
Second Class (Sub) Information Systems Technician Cody Andrew-Godfredson Myers, 26, died of coronavirus on February 4 in the intensive care unit at Health Shands Hospital at the University of Florida . Myers was part of the Ohio-class submarine USS Tennessee‘s (SNLE-734) Blue Crew.
Two days before Myers’ death, Navy training camp instructor, Chief Quartermaster Herbert Rojas, 50, died of COVID-19 while in home quarantine.
Following the epidemic aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) At the start of the pandemic, Chief Petty Officer Charles Robert Thacker Jr., 41, died in Guam in April 2020.
Two reservists also died from the virus. Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Abdigafar Salad Warsame, 52, died of COVID-19 in January. 2nd Class Builder Nathan Huff Bishop, 33, died in December. Bishop was posted to the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) in Akron, Ohio, while Warsame had been posted to the NOSC Columbus, Ohio.
According to a weekly service update from April 28, 63 Navy civilians, one dependent and 29 Navy contractors had died from COVID-19. The service reported a total of 63,019 cases, of which 38,012 were military.