By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The number of people that have tested positive for the new coronavirus on a cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port has increased by 66, according to Japan’s health ministry.


136 people onboard Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess have tested positive for 2019-nCoV.

The Diamond Princess was placed in quarantine for two weeks upon arriving in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Feb. 3, after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong was diagnosed with the virus.

More than 3,700 passengers and crewmembers are on board the Diamond Princess.

To date, more than 40,000 total confirmed cases have been reported, with 910 fatalities–both mostly in China.