Coronavirus Death Toll Spikes 

Diamond Princess after docking following outbreak.

The News and Observer

Diamond Princess after docking following outbreak.

  The Coronavirus death toll rises to over 2,000 worldwide. 

  While the main problem resides in China, it has infected more than 75,000 people, with over 1,000 cases outside mainland China. This means that the citizens of the U.S. are also at risk.

  Most recently, the cruise ship, “Diamond Princess” has become a floating quarantine zone when dozens of passengers tested positive for the novel coronavirus, trapping more than 3,000 people, including 428 Americans, on board. This ship has become the largest outbreak outside of China with 624 confirmed cases linked to the boat.

  On the bright side, most passengers were able to depart the ship after testing negative for the disease, although disease experts have warned about the possibility of carrying the disease unknowingly with no symptoms. This has proven to be a significant threat to more than 300 American passengers who had tested negative for the virus from the Diamond Princess, only to discover that more than a dozen of them were infected.  

  With the death toll rising, vaccine efforts have begun. This sounds like good news on the surface because drugmakers are looking to find a cure. On the down side, it proves that the virus is so deadly that developing a vaccine is worth risking a lot of money.

  While the Coronavirus continues to ravage China, there is hope for a cure.