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FRIDAY, February 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) – Coronavirus cases among Americans jumped to 34 on Friday, when US health officials reported that many passengers had been evacuated from Isolation cruise ship in Japan has tested positive for the virus.
"We have 13 cases in the United States, compared to 21 of those repatriated," said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the US National Center for Immunology and Respiratory Diseases, during the meeting. newspaper on Friday. "The repatriation cases included 18 passengers from the Diamond Princess (cruise ship) and three people from Wuhan repatriation flights."
However, nearly everyone evacuated on special flights from Wuhan has completed the 14-day isolation, Messonnier added.
Of the Diamond Princess patients currently in the United States, 11 are being cared for at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, five are being cared for around Travis Air Force Base in northern California and two are in care. Squirrel around Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Messonnier said.
"Because the passengers on the Diamond Princess were in a near environment where there was significant spread of COVID-19, they were considered to be at high risk of infection and we hope to see the Additional cases are confirmed, "she noted.
An additional 10 passengers from Princess Diamond tested positive for coronavirus in Japan, but they were not counted …