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Coronavirus cases on Japan ship rise to 355: minister

By Agence France-Presse 

The number of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus on a quarantined ship off Japan’s coast has risen to 355, the country’s health minister said Sunday.

Military personnel and medical staff clad in protective gear are seen at work near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 13, 2020. - At least 218 people on board a cruise ship quarantined off Japan have tested positive for the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, authorities said February 13 as they announced plans to move some elderly passengers off the ship. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Military personnel and medical staff clad in protective gear are seen at work near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 13, 2020. – At least 218 people on board a cruise ship quarantined off Japan have tested positive for the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, authorities said February 13 as they announced plans to move some elderly passengers off the ship. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“So far, we have conducted tests for 1,219 individuals. Of those, 355 people tested positive. Of those, 73 individuals are not showing symptoms,” Katsunobu Kato told a roundtable discussion on public broadcaster NHK — a rise of 70 from the last government toll.

 

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