40 Americans on Japan cruise ship infected with coronavirus

People wearing protective suits walk from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new coronavirus.

People wearing protective suits walk from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new coronavirus.

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WASHINGTON - A senior US health official said on Sunday that more than 40 Americans on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have been infected with the deadly coronavirus.

"Forty of them have gotten infected," Anthony Fauci, a senior official at the National Institute for Health said on CBS' Face the Nation show. "They are not going to go anywhere. They're going to be in hospitals in Japan."

The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic jumps to 1,665 in mainland China after 142 more people succumb, according to the Chinese authorities daily report.

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