...Coronavirus is spreading rapidly on the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan - with 44 more people diagnosed with the infectious disease, authorities confirmed Thursday.
...A total of 218 people are confirmed infected on the ship, out of the 713 people tested since it entered Yokohama Port on Feb. 3 - making the outbreak the largest cluster of infections outside China, Japan's health minister Katsunobu Kato confirmed Thursday.
...The Diamond Princess is still carrying about 3,500 people - passengers cooped up in their cabins -and workers who tend to them.
...In total, 247 cases of the new disease - known officially as COVID-19 - have been confirmed in Japan.
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