A male passenger who recently disembarked the cruise liner Carnival Valor has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The 49-year-old man (Columbus Ohio-resident) travelled on Carnival Valor’s February 29 voyage from NOLA to Mexico (Cozumel and Yucatan). The vessel returned to homeport NOLA New Orleans on March 5 and the patient is said to have become symptomatic the next day.
In a statement, Columbus OH Public Health officials said that the man had been tested for the virus on March 12 and that they had received the positive test results Friday night, March 13, at ~8 pm.
As a result, cruise passengers who have recently sailed on Carnival Valor, especially those who might be symptomatic, are being urged to contact local health officials. The man in question is under quarantine, as are 2 members of his household. In addition, 2 people with whom he has come into contact are in isolation.
For other Carnival Valor 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.