Princess ship called back to port coronavirus

The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “small cluster” of
patients with the new coronavirus in Northern California who were
passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship that traveled from San
Francisco to Mexico in February, including a patient who died at a
hospital Wednesday.

Grand Princess’ chief medical officer says the ship is at sea off the
coast of Mexico and will skip a scheduled stop in Ensenada and return
directly to San Francisco, where CDC and cruise officials will meet to
determine the next course of action. He said guests who sailed on the
Feb. 11-21 voyage and are currently on the ship need to remain in their
rooms until they are cleared by medical staff.

The ship is expected to dock in San Francisco Thursday. 

officials say a Placer County resident who was on the February trip
died Wednesday in the first death from the Covid-19 virus in California.

say a resident of Sonoma County who also went on the February voyage
and tested positive for Covid-19 is in stable condition at a hospital.

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