Riverside County, Calif. (KABC) – A Riverside County resident who was a passenger on a cruise ship docked under quarantine in Japan has tested positive for the coronavirus, public health officials announced Tuesday.
According to the Riverside University Health System, the person who has not been publicly identified is expected to make a full recovery from the virus, formally known as COVID-19.
According to Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the infected person is currently listed in good condition at a medical facility in Northern California. There is no incidence of exposure or “locally acquired confirmed cases” within the county.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship was placed under quarantine in Japan last month after some passengers tested positive for the virus.
A Santa Clarita couple were on board and were evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken ship. The couple flew to Nebraska after the husband, who confirmed he had the deadly virus, fell ill and came down with a fever two hours into the flight to Travis Air Force Base in northern California.