Coronavirus on a cruise ship: first death confirmed

As of February 20, more than 2000 people died from the new coronavirus, including two former passengers, quarantine of the cruise ship “Diamond Princess”.

Report COVID-19, published on Wednesday, the world health organization (who) reported that worldwide 75 204 ill person. The majority of these cases in China (74 280).

However, the Johns Hopkins University, which are collected from several official sources, including the who, as well as from the National Commission of health of China, suggest that the real figures are higher.

Meanwhile, in Japan one of the countries most affected by the outbreak – health officials have confirmed the first deaths among those who contracted the coronavirus COVID-19 on a cruise ship “Diamond Princess”, which is quarantined off the coast of Yokohama.

Recalling the statement of the Ministry of health of Japan, news Agency AFP reported that both victims were in their 80s, and they have to coronavirus had problems with light.

Last week a man and a woman was removed from a cruise ship and was taken to hospital after passengers began symptoms COVID-19, including fever, dry cough and shortness of breath.

A total of 621 people on Board a cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19, which means that the vessel has the most confirmed cases outside mainland China.

The United States evacuated from the ship more than 300 Americans and placed them in quarantine in the U.S. for another 14 days. South Korea, Australia and Hong Kong, Canada and Italy also sent flights to evacuate their citizens.


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