Italian cruise ship in Japan has 48 coronavirus cases

Italian cruise ship in Japan has 48 coronavirus cases


Tokyo: Nearly 50 crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Nagasaki, Japan for maintenance, tested positive for the new coronavirus. If the condition of the infected person worsens, people are worried about the pressure on the city ’s hospital.

An official in Nagasaki Prefecture said Thursday’s investigation showed that 14 more chefs or food-providing chefs were all infected with the virus. He told a live news conference that a patient who had been taken to the hospital before is now in serious condition and is on a ventilator.

The Atlantic coast infection occurred after a case on the Yokohama Diamond Princess cruise ship two months ago, where more than 700 passengers and crew were found to be infected, although this time only the crew was on board.

March heavy industry (7011.T) in the COVID-19 pandemic undermined the scheduled maintenance in China, Mitsubishi heavy industry (7011.T) brought this ship operated by Costa Costa cruise ship in late February A shipyard in Nagasaki, western Japan.

According to Nagasaki officials, despite the crew’s assurance that they will stay in the terminal, some of the crew left the restricted area. The latest incident has raised concerns about the potential impact of Nagasaki residents.

The authorities are also concerned that the number of patients requiring hospitalization may increase due to the increased number of coronavirus cases in the country and medical services across the country.

Japan has discovered more than 11,500 new coronavirus infections and nearly 300 deaths, not including Diamond Princess.

To make room for seriously ill patients in hospitals, some local governments have begun to monitor those with mild symptoms in hotels or homes. The move was fatal to a man in his 50s in Sayu County who died at home in a hospital bed on Tuesday.

When asked about the man’s death, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday that the Ministry of Health is trying to find how many COVID-19 patients are being monitored at home.

So far, among 127 patients on the Costa Atlantica, 48 positive cases have been found, with an infection rate of 38%. Those who showed only mild or no symptoms remained on board, and officials said they hope to test all 623 crew members this week.

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