Japan confirmed 39 new circumstances of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, on a cruise ship quarantined at certainly one of its ports, bringing the full quantity contaminated on the vessel to 174, well being officers mentioned Tuesday.
The Diamond Princess has been docked on the Yokohama port since Feb. three after it was decided some passengers had been sicked with the virus. Japan confirmed 66 new circumstances Monday and mentioned officers might check everybody aboard the ship.
The American-based ship had accomplished a 14-day cruise through which it stopped in Hong Kong and a number of other different Asian ports.
Japanese authorities officers and the cruise line have been advised by Hong Kong officers that an 80-year-old male passenger who departed the ship examined optimistic for the virus.
Coronavirus deaths worldwide have surpassed 1,100 and greater than 45,000 have been sickened. The overwhelming majority of these impacted are in mainland China, the place the virus first started within the Hubei province in December.
The virus has killed extra folks than the Extreme Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in China in 2003, when 774 folks died and eight,000 have been contaminated.
13 circumstances have been confirmed in america.
The Related Press contributed to this report.