Quarantined Cruise Ship Passengers Arrive in Texas

The second of two flights carrying Americans from a cruise ship quarantined in Japan due to the coronavirus landed in Texas, Monday, February 17.

Chinese health officials reported Monday the number of confirmed cases from a coronavirus outbreak surpassed 70,000, with the death toll rising to nearly 1,800. About 11,000 of those infected have already recovered from the virus. China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, reported 100 more deaths Monday as more healthcare workers arrived to help a medical system that has been under intense pressure since the first cases were discovered in late December. The majority of the cases found outside of China have been passengers on a cruise ship under quarantine in Yokohama, Japan.