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Coronavirus Infections on Japan Cruise Ship Leap to 174

  • High-risk people who test negative to be allowed off ship
  • Masked health worker’s virus infection adds to worries
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Rising infection cases on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan -- likely evidence passengers are spreading the virus to one another -- is raising concerns about their safety and sparking anger among the thousands still confined.

There are now 218 infections aboard Carnival Corp.’s Diamond Princess, the largest infection cluster outside China. The surging numbers are fueling concerns that rather than keeping passengers safe, the quarantine is allowing the virus to spread through the ship. There were 44 new cases announced Thursday, with 33 of those in their 80s, the health ministry said.