Captain Stefano Ravera of the New Diamond Princess cruise Ship, has on Monday revealed that the new Coronavirus cases onboard has been reduced from 66 to 65.
Captain Stefano Ravera announcing in a public address on the vessel, said:
“We have now been advised that the number of cases is reduced from 66 to 65, of which five were crew members,” the CNN reports says.
The report added that by this latest information by the Captain of New Diamond Princess, the coronavirus cases in the cruise Ship is now 135. The newly announced cases have nearly doubled the total number, from 70 confirmed coronavirus cases yesterday.
Those cruise passengers have been under strict quarantine for over a week now, confined to their cabins as medical personnel conduct tests on the 3,700 people on board.
Ravera also said that they are currently in the process of disembarking the newly discovered coronavirus cases/patients.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference Monday that it is difficult to test to everyone on the cruise ship for coronavirus.
Suga also said there is “a limit capacity to process virus test samples,” adding that authorities were testing samples belonging to people who had a fever, who had close contact with infected people, and people over the age of 80 who feel ill.
There are at least 24 Americans among the 135 people infected with the Wuhan coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship.