Japan reports first death from coronavirus

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- According to AP, Japan has announced the first death from coronavirus hours after they confirmed 44 more cases on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo.

Officials say the patient was a woman in her 80s, but no other details have been released yet.

There are 219 people on the ship that have tested positive for the virus. The ship has been under quarantine since February 4. There’s no word yet on when the quarantine will end.