According to reports, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Miami with 48 COVID-19 cases.
After docking at PortMiami, once the seven-day cruise was over this past weekend, the ship with over 6,000 passengers reported COVID cases, even with many who tested positive being vaccinated.
According to a statement, “The cruise sailed with 95% of the onboard community fully vaccinated, and 98% of those that tested positive were fully vaccinated,” according to Royal Caribbean.
The Centers for Disease Control Preventions says the Symphony of the Sea and the ship are under observation.
A spokesperson for the Royal Caribbean, Lyan Sierra-Caro told NPR, “all were asymptomatic of mildly symptomatic. We did not have any critical cases on board.”
Positive COVID cases were recognized after “contact tracing a passenger who tested positive,” NPR reports.
It’s also reported that “each person quickly went into quarantine. Everyone who tested positive was asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, and we continuously monitored their health,” according to a statement from Royal Caribbean International.
The ship is now docked in Cozumel, Mexico.