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CGTN America 21 Feb 2020

Recovered coronavirus patient donates plasma to save lives


A recovered coronavirus patient donated his plasma on February 20 in Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province. Mr. Su was diagnosed with novel coronavirus on February 1. A week later, he had recovered and was discharged from the hospital. After staying quarantined at home for 12 days, he successfully donated 400ml of plasma on a blood donation van. So far, six recovered patients in Shanxi have donated their plasma to help save more lives.

Stay at home to save lives. That is the warning from the UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who says it's "not a request but an instruction" to the British people, to beat the coronavirus pandemic. He says any relaxation of social distancing rules will lead to more deaths. 684 more people have died in the UK in the last 24 hours. Among them were two NHS nurses, each leaving behind 3 children. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he'll remain in self isolation because he still has a temperature, a week after testing positive for Covid-19. NHS and other frontline staff are facing huge difficulties — one intensive care consultant has been keeping a video diary charting the pressures they are facing. Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten coverage from Health Editor Hugh Pym, Political Correspondent Vicki Young and Health Correspondent Catherine Burns.
The USNS Comfort is now in New York Harbor and has begun treating non-coronavirus patients. One Americas Caitlin Sinclair spoke with the captain of the ship to learn more about their mission.
The USNS Comfort arrived in NYC to alleviate hospitals of patients dealing with medical needs aside from the coronavirus, but has now had patients incorrectly transferred to the ship; Lucas Tomlinson has more.

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New York state, the epicenter of America's coronavirus outbreak has reported its highest death toll in a single day. Nearly 800 people died due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. Despite this grim milestone, New York governor Andrew Cuomo says there are signs the spread is slowing down. But the pandemic is still pounding New York City, where even a cathedral has been drafted into service to treat the sick.
The death toll in Germany has today passed 2,100, while the number of confirmed infections has risen to more than 108,000. Those figures roughly equate to a death rate of 1.9% which is remarkably low in comparison to other western nations. The German anomaly has puzzled scientists around the world. Among the answers is the country's abundance of intensive care beds. But the medical system is still under tremendous stress. Now one hospital in the worst hit state of Bavaria has granted rare access to the daily war its fighting against Covid19.
Some more of the latest developments:
- There are now more than one-and-a-half million confirmed infections worldwide since the outbreak began, with the global death toll approaching 90-thousand.
- South Korea sees its SMALLEST one-day increase in new cases since February -- only 39 new infections.
- Russia reports a record one-day rise in new cases -- nearly 1,500 in the past 24 hours. President Putin has said the next few weeks will be decisive in the nation's fight against the virus.

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