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Voice of America 28 Mar 2020

Staff Cheers as Virus Patient Leaves ICU in Spain

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CORONAVIRUS

▶️Medical staff at the General Hospital of Granollers in Spain clapped and chanted Friday as the first COVID-19 patient was transferred out of the intensive care unit to a general ward.
As of Saturday, Spain has reported more than 5,000 deaths from the new coronavirus and confirmed upwards of 65,700 cases, 51,000 of which are active.
At least 9,000 infected people so far have recovered.


50-year-old Ramon Zuniga was the hospital's first patient to be intubated, spending 19 days on a ventilator.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says nursing homes must start testing all staff members for the coronavirus twice per week. He added virus patients leaving hospitals will have to test negative before they're allowed into nursing homes. (May 10)
As the coronavirus pandemic rages in parts of Latin America, Costa Rica's quick response to the outbreak has brought infection numbers down.
And now football matches have come back to the country - with fans watching from a safe distance.

Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports.
Cuomo: Virus testing is up in NY state

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