Disney Wonder Crew Member Dies As Ship Circles in the Caribbean

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Posted: June 24, 2020

A Disney Cruises crew member has died while aboard the ship on which he worked. Authorities say that they will test him for COVID-19.

Miami Herald.com reports that Eddie Burgos Ragodon, who worked as a painter aboard the Disney Wonder, began suffering from chills in recent days. He visited the ship's infirmary for treatment but never recovered. As his condition worsened Ragodon succumbed to the illness and passed away on Tuesday.

The Disney Wonder is currently in the Caribbean, and much like other cruise ships is awaiting the go-ahead from authorities to repatriate its crew to their home countries. The MiamiHerald.com report indicates that since March 1 at least 255 people aboard the Disney Wonder have tested positive for COVID-19. But the last known case aboard the ship was on May 8, earning the ship a "provisionally green" status from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the report indicates.

In an email a company spokesperson expressed sorrow for Ragodon's death, saying that Disney Cruises is morning along with Ragodon's family.