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CGTN America 10 Feb 2020

Downpours have put out more than 30 of Australia's bushfires, but there's a downside

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The heavy rains are causing serious flooding and damage of their own.


The United States has raised travel warnings after recording its first coronavirus death in Washington state. Thailand and Australia have also reported their first fatalities.
In China, 573 new infections have been recorded but health authorities insist they are getting on top of the outbreak.
They say more than 50 percent of patients have been cured of coronavirus infection.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing.
The coronavrius outbreak is continuing to spread in the United States. More than 500 cases have been reported and at least 24 people have died nationwide. CBS News' Laura Podesta joined CBSN AM with more.
A second person has died from coronavirus in the UK. He was an elderly man with underlying health conditions. The number of people now infected with coronavirus in the UK has risen again to 164, up from 116 yesterday. It's the biggest UK increase in a single day so far.

Around the world, there are now more than 100,000 cases. Of those, more than half - almost 56,000 people - have recovered. But more than 3,400 have died.

Meanwhile, more than 3,500 people are being held in quarantine on a cruise ship off the coast of San Francisco, after a 71-year-old passenger died of the coronavirus.

Tonight's coverage on the BBC News at Ten comes from our Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh, our Business Editor Simon Jack, our North America Correspondent Sophie Long, our Health Correspondent Dominic Hughes, and our China Correspondent John Sudworth. The News at Ten is presented by Reeta Chakrabarti.
Sydney has been hit by its heaviest rain in 30 years, bringing widespread flooding but also putting out two massive bushfires in New South Wales.

Australia's weather agency said 391.6mm of rain had fallen in the past four days in Sydney, more than three times the average rainfall for February.

About 100,000 homes are without power, and officials have warned flash floods could be life-threatening.

But the rainfall means only 17 fires are still burning across the state.

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