11 Americans on board cruise ship off Yokohama diagnosed with coronavirus

11 Americans on board cruise ship off Yokohama diagnosed with coronavirus
The Costa Smeralda cruise ship is docked in the Civitavecchia port near Rome, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Italian health authorities are screening passengers aboard after a passenger from Macao came down with flu-like symptoms amid the global scare about a new virus. Passengers are being kept on board pending check to determine the type of virus. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini/AP)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose to nearly 35,000 on Friday while fatalities increased to 722.

The government announced the new numbers after another 3,399 people had been diagnosed over the last 24 hours, reversing two days of declines.

Meanwhile, 11 Americans on board a cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama, Japan are among those confirmed to have the illness.

Six Hawaii residents are on board the “Diamond Princess, including Ewa Beach couple Eric and Debra Pagan.

Eric Pagan told Hawaii News Now on Friday that the crew has distributed thermometers so passengers can monitor their temperatures daily.

In all, 64 people onboard the quarantined vessel have fallen ill and transported to a hospital.

On Friday, a ship docked at Honolulu Harbor decided to keep all its passengers on board. No one was sick but they decided to keep all people on board as a precaution.

The “Nippon Maru” came from Mexico and was in port for 10 hours.

This story will be updated.

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