The last batch of Japanese passengers to leave the ship will be quarantined for two weeks near Tokyo.
The vast majority of the deaths were in the provincial capital of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December, according to a daily update from the Hubei health commission.
The number of people killed by the 2019-nCoV has risen by 97 to 908 in 24 hours, crossing the fatality toll of 774 people believed to have died in the 2002-03 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome epidemic.
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