Hoosier Native Tests Positive for Coronavirus

(LOGANSPORT) – An Indiana native will spend the next 2 weeks in a northern California hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Logansport resident, Marianne Obenchain, was one of the passengers onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. It has been quarantined in Japan for more than two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak. So far, more than 600 passengers are infected.

On Monday, Obenchain received the news. After evacuating the ship and boarding a charter flight back to the U.S., she found out she, too, is a carrier.

Obenchain now is in an isolated room, she is showing no symptoms of the disease.

Obenchain was among more than 300 American passengers evacuated over the weekend.

She was also among 14 people that showed up positive for coronavirus after leaving the ship.

On Wednesday, passengers that tested negative and showed no symptoms were allowed to leave the ship and travel freely.

All the passengers that returned to the U.S. will remain in quarantine for 14 days.