Two Passengers From The Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Have Died From Coronavirus

Feb 20, 2020


Japan has announced the deaths of two passengers who had been aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise Ship.

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Two passengers from the cruise ship quarantined in Japan have died after contracting the new coronavirus, the first deaths among the more than 600 people on board who have been infected,  a Japanese health ministry official said on Thursday.

The two people, both Japanese, were an 87-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman, the Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. They were taken to hospitals on Feb. 11 and 12, and both had underlying health issues, the broadcaster said. No other information about them was immediately available.