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Carnival says cruise passenger that died from COVID didn't contract virus on ship
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Carnival Corp. claims that a 77-year-old passenger who died from COVID-19 didn't contract the virus while on a cruise in the Caribbean earlier this month.
In fact, the cruise line operator said there is a "fair amount of disinformation about the circumstances of this matter."
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During the second week of August, 27 vaccinated Carnival cruise passengers on a Carnival Vista ship tested positive for COVID-19 just before making a stop in Belize City. The positive cases were among 26 crew members and one passenger. Overall, the ship had been carrying over 1,400 crew and nearly 3,000 passengers, the Belize Tourism Board said in a statement, adding that 99.98% of the ship’s crew was vaccinated, as well as 96.5% of its passengers.
Carnival told FOX Business in a statement that the company is aware of the elderly passenger's death but said that they "almost certainly did not contract COVID" on the ship."