Elderly Diamond Princess Passengers Who Passed Away Are Japanese Citizens

As of Thursday (20 Feb), Diamond Princess – the cruise ship moored off the Japanese city of Yokohama – has reported more than 620 passengers infected by Covid-19.

Sadly, 2 elderly passengers who tested positive for the coronavirus had reportedly passed away, according to numerous news outlets.

Both apparently had underlying medical conditions.

Deceased elderly Diamond Princess passengers were 84 & 87

According to The Guardian, the 2 elderly passengers who died were both Japanese citizens.

The first was an 87-year-old man who was taken off the ship last Tuesday (11 Feb).

The other was a 84-year-old woman. She was hospitalised a day later, on 12 Feb.

Both elderly patients had pre-existing medical conditions.

At the time of writing, 621 passengers aboard Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19 — roughly a fifth of the 3,700 people on board initially.

Following a 2-week quarantine, hundreds of passengers who tested negative for Covid-19 have begun disembarking from the cruise ship.

A bus carrying passengers who disembarked from the cruise ship
Image sourced via AFP

Condolences to the deceased’s families

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of the deceased.

We hope the remaining passengers who tested positive for Covid-19 will make a healthy recovery soon.

Featured image adapted from AFP Forum