Japan's health ministry has just confirmed that two passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship have died from novel coronavirus today.
Both of them were in their 80s, although their identity and gender is not known at this time. More details are expected to be released later.
It comes as passengers from the ship who have tested negative have begun to leave after two weeks of quarantine aboard.
A total of 624 cases of the coronavirus have been found on board the ship so far.