A U.S. Coast Guard vessel on a counter-narcotics patrol returned to its home port Wednesday after 11 members of its 133-person crew tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.
The USCG Cutter Stratton left Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, on Oct. 28 on what was supposed to be a roughly seven week-patrol in the Eastern Pacific, NBC News reports. Two weeks later, on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, several crew members began to develop symptoms of COVID-19, the Coast Guard said.
The crew members were given rapid COVID-19 tests and they and their close contacts were identified and quarantined.
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