Winston-Salem woman quarantined on Princess Cruises ship after 39 new Coronavirus cases test positive onboard

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A Winston-Salem woman is quarantined on a Princess Cruises ship amid an outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus.

Princess Cruises confirmed an announcement from the Japan Ministry of Health that 39 new cases of Coronavirus tested positive on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Dozens of other cases onboard previously tested positive.

The cruise company says they are following guidance from the ministry on plans to disembark and offer medical help to those who contracted the illness.

Candace Culcleasure, of Winston-Salem, works for Princess Cruises as a singer. She was onboard when the ship was quarantined.

  • Passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship are seen as the ship arrives at Daikoku Pier where it is being resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken for treatment as it remains in quarantine after a number of the 3,700 people on board were diagnosed with coronavirus, on February 12, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
  • A passenger is seen on a balcony of the Diamond Princess cruise ship as the ship arrives at Daikoku Pier where it is being resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken for treatment as it remains in quarantine after a number of the 3,700 people on board were diagnosed with coronavirus, on February 12, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
  • Passengers gesture from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Daikoku Pier on February 12, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan. The cruise ship, while being resupplied, remains in quarantine after a number of the 3,700 people on board were diagnoses with coronavirus. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
  • Members of the Self Defense Forces walk near the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Daikoku Pier where it is being resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken for treatment as it remains in quarantine after a number of the 3,700 people on board were diagnosed with coronavirus, on February 12, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
  • Relatives of passengers wave towards the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new coronavirus, as the ship departs from Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 11, 2020, for a day to dump waste water and generate potable water. - The death toll from a new coronavirus outbreak surged past 1,000 on February 11 as the World Health Organization warned infected people who have not travelled to China could be the spark for a "bigger fire". (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)
  • The Diamond Princess cruise ship sails toward Daikoku Pier where it is being resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken for treatment as it remains in quarantine after a number of the 3,700 people on board were diagnosed with coronavirus, on February 12, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

Her church, United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, plans to lift Culcleasure in prayer each Sunday.

Princess Cruises initially delayed Diamond Princess after a guest from Hong Kong who was on the previous voyage tested positive for Coronavirus on Feb. 1 after leaving the ship.

On Feb. 4, the cruise announced 10 people tested positive for the Coronavirus.

That number grew to 41 by Feb. 6, including eight people from the United State.

On Feb. 9, another 66 cases were confirmed, pushing the total over 100.

The 39 latest cases were confirmed on Feb. 11.

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