More than 1000 COVID-19 cases at French Carrier Charles De Gaulle

Charles De Gaulle Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier
Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier is the flagship of the French Navy

Defense Minister of France Florence Parly told lawmakers that 1,081 of the 2,300 people aboard the Charles de Gaulle and its escort vessels have tested positive so far — nearly half the overall personnel.

One person remains in intensive care and some 20 others hospitalized, navy spokesman Cmdr. Eric Lavault told The Associated Press.

The ship, France’s biggest carrier and the flagship of its navy is undergoing a lengthy disinfection process since returning to its home base in Toulon five days ago.