A further 99 cases of infection with the new coronavirus have been confirmed on board the cruise ship under quarantine in the port of Yokohoma, south of Tokyo, since the beginning of the month, the Japanese press reported today, citing official data.
This figure brings the number of positive cases on the Diamond Princess cruise to 454, writes the French agency France Press, adding that the Ministry of Health did not want to confirm these figures immediately.
Covid-19 has already killed 1,770 people in mainland China and infected 70,548.
In addition to 1,770 dead in mainland China, there is one dead in the Chinese region of Hong Kong, one in the Philippines, one in Japan and one in France.
Chinese authorities have isolated several cities in central Hubei province to try to control the epidemic, a measure that covers about 60 million people.
In Portugal, there is currently a person hospitalized, in Porto, on suspicion of infection with the virus.
According to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), biological samples will be collected for analysis by the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA), in order to confirm or detect the infection.
There have already been eight other suspected cases in Portugal, but none have been confirmed.
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