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Roberto Duran beats coronavirus and is discharged from hospital in heartwarming video

Roberto Duran beats coronavirus and is discharged from hospital in heartwarming video

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Roberto Duran has announced that he’s beaten coronavirus and been discharged from hospital to recover at home. The legendary 69-year-old former world champion, whose iconic career included three battles with Sugar Ray Leonard, was initially hospitalised as a precaution due to respiratory issues. Getty Images - Getty Known as ‘Hands of Stone’, Duran became a legend when he beat Leonard He then subsequently returned a positive test for coronavirus. His son, Robin Duran, said last Friday: “Test results have just arrived for my dad, and they confirm he is positive for COVID-19. “Thank God for now he doesn’t have symptoms beyond a cold. “He is not in intensive care nor on a respirator, just under observation.” Roberto Duran
Coronavirus: South Asian people most likely to die in hospital

Coronavirus: South Asian people most likely to die in hospital

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South Asian people are the most likely to die from coronavirus after being admitted to hospital in Great Britain, major analysis shows. It is the only ethnic group to have a raised risk of death in hospital and is partly due to high levels of diabetes. The study is hugely significant as it assessed data from four-in-10 of all hospital patients with Covid-19.The researchers said policies such as protecting people at work and who gets a vaccine may now need to change.Twenty-seven institutions across the UK, including universities and public health bodies, as well as 260 hospitals, were involved in the study.The findings have been made public online ahead of being formally published in a medical journal. However, the results were p...
Hospital ship USNS Mercy leaves Los Angeles

Hospital ship USNS Mercy leaves Los Angeles

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May 15 (UPI) -- The Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy left Los Angeles on Friday after serving as assistance to area hospitals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercy departed the World Cruise Center Terminal of the Port of Los Angeles for San Diego, its home base, after treating a wide variety of patients. Several surgeries, including the ship's first pacemaker replacement procedure, were performed. The 1,000-bed hospital ship arrived on March 27, not to treat COVID-19 patients but to handle other patient concerns as local hospitals dealt with the virus. The vessel is now expected to return to its home port in San Diego. Over the course of its six weeks in port in Los Angeles, the vessel treated a total of 77 patients, including 36 surgeries overall, USNI reported. "We came to Los Angele...
Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots

Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots

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Up to 30% of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus are developing dangerous blood clots, according to medical experts.They say the clots, also known as thrombosis, could be contributing to the number of people dying.Severe inflammation in the lungs - a natural response of the body to the virus - is behind their formation.Patients worldwide are being affected by many medical complications of the virus, some of which can be fatal.Back in March, as coronavirus was spreading across the globe, doctors started seeing far higher rates of clots in patients admitted to hospital than they would normally expect.And there have been other surprises, including the discovery of hundreds of micro-clots in the lungs of some patients.The...
Kenny Sansom: Ex-Arsenal & England defender in hospital

Kenny Sansom: Ex-Arsenal & England defender in hospital

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Former England and Arsenal defender Kenny Sansom is ill in hospital.The 61-year-old does not have coronavirus, according to a tweet from his Twitter account.Sansom, who won 86 caps for England and played 394 games for Arsenal, has had well-publicised problems with alcoholism and gambling. In 2015, he revealed he had contemplated suicide after becoming homeless because of his problems.A tweet read: "He is being well cared for and does not have Covid-19. Kenny's family and close friends kindly ask the media to respect his and their privacy, plus that of the healthcare workers treating Kenny."Sansom, who played in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, made his debut at 16 for Crystal Palace in 1975, bef...