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Another group of cruise ship passengers to be sent to MCAS Miramar

Posted at 11:46 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 14:47:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom said another group of passengers from a cruise ship docked in the Bay Area is expected to be transported to MCAS Miramar on Thursday.

During a press briefing in which he updated the media on the state’s coronavirus response, the governor stated 476 passengers would be taken off the Grand Princess cruise ship in Oakland on Thursday.

Newsom did not say how many of the passengers would be heading to Miramar, but he also said other passengers would be taken to a Dobbins Air Force Base in Georgia.

On Tuesday, 42 passengers – who are Southern California residents – arrived at the base to begin a 14-day quarantine.

The following day, a flight from Oakland carrying 270 passengers touched down at the base. That group will also join the others under quarantine.

Earlier in the week, San Diego County health officials confirmed the county’s first presumptive COVID-19 case -- a woman in her 50s who recently traveled overseas.

The patient is said to be in good condition at a local hospital.