Two Grand Princess cruise passengers with coronavirus die; 103 have tested positive for COVID-19

Written by on March 25, 2020

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Two passengers who had been on Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess, the second Princess Cruises’ ship with cases of coronavirus, have died. 

The Division of Well being and Human Providers confirmed the deaths, indicating each passengers died attributable to problems from the coronavirus.

An announcement from HHS to USA TODAY stated each passengers had been on board the Grand Princess cruise ship. 

Instantly after growing COVID-19 signs, one passenger was transported straight from the ship to the hospital, in keeping with HHS. The opposite was quarantined at Travis Air Power Base in California after which developed signs and was transferred to the hospital.

One particular person handed away March 21, and the opposite handed away on March 23.

USA TODAY has reached out to the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and Princess Cruises.

More than 3,500 people on board the Grand Princess for a Hawaii voyage had been doubtlessly uncovered to COVID-19, a revelation that got here to gentle after a 71-year-old man died from coronavirus after crusing on the ship’s earlier voyage. Greater than 60 passengers from that journey stayed aboard for the second voyage.

The ship docked in Oakland on March 9 after reporting 21 coronavirus instances. Earlier than it docked, the Grand Princess was stored at sea for a number of days earlier than being allowed again into port. 

Of the 1,103 passengers from the Grand Princess that elected to be examined, 103 examined constructive, 699 examined destructive. The remaining outcomes are pending, HHS stated.

Over the course of a number of days, passengers had been let off the ship in teams. Then, passengers had been unfold between 4 navy bases in California, Texas and Georgia to finish a two-week quarantine. 

Grand Princess passengers started leaving their quarantine at Travis Air Power Base, east of the San Francisco Bay Space, Monday. 

Passengers had been anticipated to be launched from quarantine over the following 4 days.

The Diamond Princess, one other Princess Cruises ship, was quarantined off the coast of Japan in February with a coronavirus outbreak that in the end would infect greater than 700 passengers and crew. Ten individuals who had been on the ship have since died from the coronavirus, in keeping with Johns Hopkins information. 

Contributing: David Oliver, Chris Woodyard 

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