Two passengers who had traveled on the coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess cruise ship have died, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Both died of “complications from the coronavirus,” a spokesperson for HHS told the Daily News. One died on March 21, 2020, and the other on March 23.
“Grief support for both families is being provided by HHS and Princess Cruise Lines,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “Our heartfelt condolences to both families.”
More than 3,500 people aboard the Grand Princess were quarantined after a 71-year-old passenger on an earlier voyage died after contracting coronavirus.
After days drifting off the coast of California, the Grand Princess was allowed to dock in Oakland on March 9.
Of the 1,103 passengers who were tested, 103 tested positive and 699 tested negative, according to the HHS. The remaining results are still pending.
After disembarking the Grand Princess, passengers were split up to four military bases in California, Texas, and Georgia for a 14-day quarantine.
Daily News: Two passengers from Grand Princess cruise dead from coronavirus
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