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Cruise Ship Virus Outbreak Is Biggest Outside China With 61 Sick

  • Japan says 41 new cases on Diamond Princess ship off Yokohama
  • Tokyo sends military medical personnel to quarantined ship
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WATCH: Japan has found an additional 41 coronavirus cases on a quarantined cruise ship.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Japan confirmed 41 more cases of the new coronavirus aboard a quarantined cruise ship, and denied entry to another vessel as it sought to control the spread of the deadly infection among thousands now stranded on a luxury liner.

The results bring to 61 the tally of infections among 273 passengers and crew so far tested aboard the Diamond Princess, which is being kept in isolation at the port of Yokohama and is the biggest center of infection of any place outside of China. Risks are mounting that the virus could spread further in the confined spaces of the ship, where many onboard have increased vulnerability due to their advanced ages.