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Virus cases top 200 in Japan as 40 more found infected on cruise ship

By Kyodo News 12 February 2020

TOKYO—The number of people infected with coronavirus in Japan has topped 200 after another 40 people including a quarantine officer on a cruise ship docked at Yokohama have tested positive, the Japanese Health Ministry said Wednesday.

Four men previously found infected and already taken to hospital from the quarantined Diamond Princess—three Japanese and one foreign national in their 60s and 70s—are in a severe condition. Two of the four are being treated in intensive care and the other two need help in breathing, the ministry said.

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