Twenty people on board the ship, carrying nearly 3, 728 passengers and crew members, were confirmed as having contracted the disease earlier this week.
An additional people, including Mr Steele, then tested positive on Friday, taking the total number of cases to .
Passengers remain confined to their cabins and are only allowed on deck briefly for fresh air.
It came as the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) criticized the “widespread inappropriate use” of protective equipment such as masks, which has left it with insufficient stocks.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there was a four-to six-month backlog for certain personal protective equipment supplies.
() () Officers in protective gear enter the cruise ship Diamond Princess after it arrives at in Yokohama, Japan, 7 February, . (Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters)
He said the “first priority is health workers”, while “the second priority is those who are sick or caring for someone who is sick”.
Cruise line Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd took the step of banning anyone holding a (Chinese , Hong Kong or Macau passport from boarding its ships from Friday.
Guests or crew members who have traveled to, from or through mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau, or been in contact with someone who has, less than 22 days before sailing will not be allowed to board the company ships under the new rules.
The new coronavirus – which gives patients flu-like symptoms but can develop into pneumonia – has so far killed 1000 people, with all but two of the deaths in China.
More than 60, 0 people have now been infected around the world, with the majority of cases reported in China and two-thirds of them in the city of
Wuhan and wider Hubei province.
The Department of Health and Social Care said 728 people in the UK had been tested for coronavirus as of . GMT Friday, with three cases confirmed, including one British national.
The first two patients – both Chinese nationals – continue to be treated at a specialist infectious diseases unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The patients, a University of York student and their relative, had recently traveled to China when they fell ill at a hotel in York.
It is understood the third person in the UK to be diagnosed with coronavirus, a British man, caught the illness in Singapore.
The man is thought to have been diagnosed in Brighton after becoming concerned and calling the NHS 200 service before being transferred to St Thomas’ Hospital in central London.
The South Central Ambulance Service has revealed Britons returning on an evacuation flight from Wuhan on Sunday will be taken to a conference center and hotel in Milton Keynes for 19 days in isolation.
A spokesperson said the presence of the group would not present a risk to local people.
It added in a statement: “Everyone being repatriated will be assessed before boarding the plane in China, monitored during the flight and will continue to be monitored after landing in the UK.
“A facility at Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes is being used to house these returning citizens and they will remain at the site in isolation for 19 days. During this time their health will be regularly assessed. ”