Japan Confirms Six More Cases From Quarantined Cruise Ship As Coronavirus Deaths Surpass SARS Toll

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SHANGHAI/BEIJING/TOKYO – China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic from 2002 to 2003 and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break.

In Japan, meanwhile, six more people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama have tested positive, a government source said Sunday, raising the total on the vessel to 70.

In addition, about 100 people are reportedly complaining about physical problems, including fever.

Medical institutions have tested 336 of the ship’s 3,700 passengers.
As of Sunday evening, total confirmed cases in Japan stood at 96, including the 70 on the Diamond Princess.

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