2 min ago Japan records 8 news coronavirus cases on Friday
From CNN’s Yoko Wakatsuki
A bus next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked under quarantine in Yokohama, Japan, on February 14, 2020. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images
Japan announced a total of eight new coronavirus cases on Friday, that are not from the Diamond Princess ship docked under quarantine in Yokohama Bay.
The eighth case is a male Yokohama city officer in his 30s, who helped an infected patient from the Diamond Princess on February 10. He was wearing protective gear and goggles. The health ministry is looking into how he contract the virus.
It brings the total number of cases in Japan to 258, of which 219 are from the Diamond Princess. One patient has died in Japan so far.