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Another COVID-19 fatality report on cruise ship docked in Florida

Virus Outbreak Florida Cruise Ships
Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 06:46:42-04

Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including three fatalities, is docking in Florida. Princess Cruises spokeswoman Negin Kamali said in an email Saturday the Coral Princess ship is docking in Miami. The ship with 1,020 passengers and 878 crew members has been in limbo for days.

As of Thursday, Kamali said seven passengers and five crew members had tested positive for the coronavirus. The cruise line says anyone in need of hospitalization will disembark first. Those fit to fly will begin leaving Sunday, while others who have symptoms of respiratory illness will remain on board until cleared by ship doctors.