Coronavirus has struck the crew of the USS

18 people were infected with the novel coronavirus on Board the USS Kidd. This was reported Friday by CNN, citing Pentagon officials.

The ship involved in anti-drug operations, which the United States is carried out in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. Aboard the destroyer, there are about 330 people.

It is expected that the ship will return to port. The military, which was the first, who was diagnosed with infection by the coronavirus, has arrived in the city of San Antonio (Texas) and hospitalized.

In late March, the outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus, was recorded on Board the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have caught 840 people. 88 military is already cured, one died in the intensive care unit on April 13.