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Two passengers from Diamond Princess taken to Lackland test positive for coronavirus

The second group of evacuees arrived at the military base on February 17 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

SAN ANTONIO — The CDC confirmed two more cases of coronavirus at a 'designated facility' near JBSA-Lackland from among the passengers of the cruise ship, Diamond Princess.

The CDC said in a press conference Friday that the two cases are at a designated facility near Lackland are among the 18 total confirmed cases from the 329 total quarantined cruise ship passengers returned to the United States.

Among those 18, 11 are being treated at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, five were at Travis Air Force Base and two were at a facility near JBSA-Lackland.

Lackland was chosen as one of four quarantine sites for potential coronavirus cases. The first group of 91 people who had been in the Wuhan area of China were brought on February 6. That first wave has been released from the 14-day quarantine.

The second group of evacuees arrived at the military base on February 17 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The CDC says the entire group of passengers is considered high risk. 

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