March 6 (UPI) -- Vice President Mike Pence revealed Friday that 21 people -- 19 employees and two passengers -- on board the Grand Princess cruise ship tested positive for coronavirus.
He made the announcement during a daily White House coronavirus task force briefing at the White House.
Pence said the ship will dock at a non-commercial port over the weekend and all people on board will be tested.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the virus has sickened 164 people and killed 11 in the United States as of 4 p.m. Thursday. Johns Hopkins, basing its numbers on the latest state and local health departments, reports 256 ill and 14 dead as of 12:30 p.m. Friday.