The Case of the Diamond Princess
The Diamond Princess is a cruise ship registered in Britain – owned and operated by Princess Cruises. It made the world headlines early 2020 due to an outbreak of the virus SARS-CoV-2.
The relevant cruise began on 20 January 2020 – the first case, testing positive, appeared on 1st February 2020.
Passengers and crew on board amounted to 3,711 (passengers 2,666 … crew 1,045). 712 became infected with the virus SARS-CoV-2. Of the infected 567 were passengers and 145 were crew. 14 died – all passengers.
Note: Of the passengers 55% were female … of the crew 81% were male.
The death age range – 1 in their 60s, 6 in their 70s and 4 in their 80s (3 unknown age group).
10 of the 14 deaths were male – 3 female (1 unknown).