//Japan confirms 39 new coronavirus circumstances on cruise ship

Japan confirms 39 new coronavirus circumstances on cruise ship

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.

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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.

Media gather outside the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Japan's Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the government was considering testing everyone remaining on board and crew on the Diamond Princess, which would require them to remain aboard until results were available. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Media collect outdoors the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, close to Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Japan’s Well being Minister Katsunobu Kato mentioned the federal government was contemplating testing everybody remaining on board and crew on the Diamond Princess, which might require them to stay aboard till outcomes have been out there. (AP Photograph/Jae C. Hong)

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13 circumstances have been confirmed in america.

The World Well being Group (WHO) announced on Tuesday mentioned it hopes to have a vaccine for the virus prepared inside 18 months.

The Related Press contributed to this report.