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More Than 100 Additional Coronavirus Cases Confirmed on Diamond Princess

By ,   February 16, 2020 ,   Accidents

More than 100 additional coronavirus cases have been confirmed on the Princess Cruises ship quarantined off Japan's coast, Japanese authorities announced on Sunday, February 16.

According to Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato, a total of 355 cruise passengers on Diamond Princess have now tested positive for Coronavirus, up from 218. The news comes as the US Department offered to evacuate US citizens stuck on the cruise ship, though they would still face quarantine in the USA.

Diamond Princess cruise ship

Meanwhile, China announced a drop in the Coronavirus cases for the 3rd straight day, with 2009 new infections reported on Sunday, bringing the total number to over 68,000. Another 142 deaths were reported in China on Sunday.

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

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.