64 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed On Cruise Ship Off Japan, Israelis On Board


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61 number of coronavirus cases have been confirmed onboard the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship filled with thousands of passengers quarantined off a port near Tokyo prompting one stranded American to plead with President Trump for help.

This was disclosed by the Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato at a news conference on Friday.

He said another 41 people on the liner, operated by Carnival Japan Inc., had tested positive for the deadly illness, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 61.

All of them have been removed from the ship and taken to local hospitals.

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The Washington Post reported that eleven of those passengers are Americans.

Twenty-eight of those infected aboard the ship are from Japan, seven from Australia, seven from Canada, three from Hong Kong, one from Argentina, Britain, New Zealand, and Taiwan, and one Filipino crew member, the Washington Post reported, citing Japanese media.

One person is in serious condition, according to the report.