Coronavirus, Japan

Coronavirus, Japan

Coronavirus: Japan confirms first death, but unclear if virus is direct cause of death

Coronavirus: Japan confirms first death, but unclear if virus is direct cause of death

13/2/2020 3:58:00 PM

Coronavirus : Japan confirms first death, but unclear if virus is direct cause of death

TOKYO (AFP) - A woman in her 80s has become the first person with the coronavirus to die in Japan , the country's health minister said on Thursday (Feb 13), cautioning that it was not clear if the virus caused her death.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

“The relationship between the coronavirus and the death of the person is still unclear,” Katsunobu Kato said at a late-night briefing.“This is the first death of a person who tested positive.”The minister said the woman, living in Kanagawa prefecture, developed symptoms on Jan 22 and was hospitalised on Feb 1.

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“She was suspected of being infected with the coronavirus so... testing was conducted. Her positive test result was confirmed after her death,” he said.The case comes as Japan deals with more than 200 confirmed infections from a quarantined cruise ship that has been moored off the coast since early February.

Those who test positive on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been taken to hospitals, with five people in serious condition.The authorities said on Thursday they would allow elderly passengers on board to move from the ship to government-designated lodgings for the rest of their quarantine if they test negative for the virus.

So far, 218 people on board have tested positive for the newly named Covid-19, along with one quarantine officer.The ship is scheduled to stay in quarantine until Feb 19 – 14 days after the isolation period began.Japan has separately reported at least 28 cases of the virus, including among citizens it evacuated from Hubei, the Chinese province at the epicentre of the virus outbreak.

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Another 39 people on Japan cruise ship test positive for coronavirus; 1 quarantine officer also infectedTOKYO (AFP) - An additional 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, Japan ese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said on Wednesday (Feb 12), bringing the total to 174.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Oh no...can't they do something...? This cant go on

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39 more on board Japan cruise ship have new coronavirus: ministerTOKYO — An additional 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, Japan ese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said Wednesday (Feb 12), bringing the total to 174.

Japan confirms its first COVID-19 death: Health ministerTOKYO: Japan on Thursday (Feb 13) confirmed its first COVID-19 death, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said. The victim was a woman in her 80s ...