97 deaths in a day as coronavirus toll hits 909

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97 deaths in a day as coronavirus toll hits 909

 

The number of people infected on a cruise ship with a new strain of coronavirus almost doubled on Monday, as authorities in China and beyond pursued greater quarantine measures to contain the disease. Deaths from the new coronavirus have hit 909, the Chinese government announced, with 97 fatalities within 24 hours — the grimmest toll of the outbreak so far. The operator of a cruise ship quarantined in the port of Yokohama in Japan due to an outbreak of coronavirus on board reported that about 66 more people had been infected with the virus. This raised the total infections on the Diamond Princess liner to about 136. The ship was quarantined after a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong was confirmed to be infected with the virus earlier this month. 

Source: Qatar Tribune

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