Another 70 people on board a quarantined cruise ship 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 on Sunday.
The Diamond Princess, owned by Carnival Corp, 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 death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to at least 41 people, all in China. More than 1,300 people are reportedly infected with 35 million under lockdown. There are two confirmed cases in the United States. NBC’s Janis Mackey Frayer reports for Weekend TODAY. More
Jason Hopkins, DCNF The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday the first person-to-person spread of a new coronavirus in the U.S., but health officials believe the general public is at low risk. A CDC spokesperson made the announcement in a conference call with reporters, marking the latest development of a worldwide virus that …