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Another 70 people test positive for Wuhan coronavirus on cruise ship Diamond Princess

Christian Fernsby |
Another 70 people on board a quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases from the vessel to 355, Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said today.

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The Diamond Princess has been quarantined since arriving in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, on Feb. 3, after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong before it traveled to Japan was diagnosed with the virus.

The ship, with some 3,700 passengers and crew on board, has the most coronavirus infections outside China. Those testing positive are transferred to Japanese hospitals.

No one from the ship has died of the virus.

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