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Coronavirus Cases on Diamond Princess Climb to 175

By ,   February 12, 2020 ,   Accidents

Another 39 people tested positive for the coronavirus on Diamond Princess quarantined in Japan, with a quarantine officer also infected, thus bringing the total to 175, the health ministry announced on Wednesday, February 12.

Diamond Princess was placed in quarantine for a couple of weeks upon arriving in Yokohama on February 3 after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong had been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

About 3,700 people are onboard the ship, which usually has 1,100 crew members and a passenger capacity of 2,670. The health ministry of Japan said tests were conducted for others deemed to need them. The results would be announced later.

Diamond Princess cruise ship

Of the 39 cases, 10 were crew members and 29 were passengers. 10 were Japanese nationals and the others were from eleven countries, including the US and China. 4 were in serious condition, according to Health Minister Katsunobu Kato.

People who test positive for the coronavirus are taken off the cruise ship to a hospital.

For other Diamond Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.