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New confirmed coronavirus cases on Japan cruise ship bring total to 454: Reports
The cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, is seen through steel fence in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 11, 2020. (Reuters)

An additional 99 people on a quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama have been confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, Japanese media reported on Monday. The new cases bring the total number to 454.

The widening impact of the outbreak, which began in China in December and has killed over 1,700 people, is threatening large public events and damaging output and tourism in Japan.

source: Reuters