Fears continue to grow as much of the world shifts its attention to cruise ships infected with the coronavirus. Japan said it found an additional 70 cases aboard the Diamond Princess, a luxury liner that’s been quarantined at the port of Yokohama, bringing the total number of infected on the ship to 355.
Malaysia said it won’t allow any more passengers from the Westerdam cruise ship to enter the country from Cambodia, after an American woman who flew into Kuala Lumpur was diagnosed.
Taiwan confirmed its first death from the virus. China said on Sunday the number of cases nationwide had reached 68,500, with the death toll rising to 1,665. Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, reported fewer new infections for a second straight day, and 139 deaths. It had 1,843 new cases, dropping from 2,420 a day earlier.
Taiwan reported the first death from coronavirus on Sunday, and added two more confirmed cases, bringing the total to 20, according to a statement from the country’s Centers for Disease Control via text message.