Patient on Cruise With Passengers Suspected of Having Coronavirus Dies: Sunnyvale DPS

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The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said a 72-year-old patient who was recently on a cruise ship with passengers suspected of having coronavirus died Thursday.

Officers performed CPR on the patient, who was unconscious and not breathing, but the patient did not survive, Sunnyvale DPS said.

The department later learned that the patient had been on a cruise with two passengers suspected of having the virus.

Seven members of the Sunnyvale DPS who responded to the incident were quarantined in case one of the first responsders became infected in the emergency call.

"A family member advised us that the patient had recently been on a cruise where two other passengers were suspected of having COVID-19," said Chief Phan S Ngo from Sunnyvale DPS.

The 72-year-old man died on scene and now, the Santa Clara County Coroner is trying to figure out how he died.

"I have been reassured by the county executive that they are doing their best to make sure the autopsy report comes back as soon as possible," said Ngo.

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