China virus death toll jumps past 500

first_imgWorkers wearing protective gear prepare to load supplies on to the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where 10 people on the ship had tested positive for coronavirus, after it arrived at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan on Feb. 6. REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON SHANGHAI – Ten more people on aquarantined cruise liner in a Japanese port have tested positive forcoronavirus, officials said on Thursday, as the virus death toll in mainlandChina hit 563, with almost 3,000 new cases reported.   In Hong Kong a cruise ship with 3,600passengers and crew was quarantined for a second day on Thursday pendingtesting after three positive cases onboard. Hubei province, the epicenter of theepidemic, reported 70 new deaths on Wednesday and 2,987 new confirmed cases –over 80 percent of the total reported by Chinese authorities.(Reuters) Around 3,700 people on Carnival’sDiamond Princess are facing at least two weeks quarantine on the ship, whichhas 20 virus cases. Japan now has 40 virus cases.last_img

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