The US has now confirmed 57 cases of coronavirus, US health officials said today.
This is an increase from the 53 reported yesterday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The newly confirmed cases are all passengers evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
In total, the cases include:
- 40 passengers who were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship
- 3 people repatriated from China
- 14 US cases
The 14 US cases include eight in California, one in Massachusetts, one in Washington state, one in Arizona, two in Illinois and one in Wisconsin. Among these cases, there are two instances of person-to-person transmission: one in Illinois and one in California.