Nine new cases of novel coronavirus were confirmed Saturday by Japan’s Health Ministry, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 944.
One recent case includes a man in his 70s who was a Diamond Princess cruise ship passenger. He had disembarked the ship after confirming his virus test was negative on February 20.
Here’s the breakdown: The cases include 239 people on land and 705 from the Diamond Princess, the health ministry says.
At least 11 deaths — six from the Diamond Princess and five on land — have been attributed to the virus, according Japanese health officials.