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Apr 28, 2020

Coronavirus Update: 13 percent of COVID-19 cases are healthcare workers

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said 13 percent of all coronavirus cases are healthcare staff, a ratio consistent with international trends.

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said 13 percent of all coronavirus cases are healthcare staff, a ratio consistent with international trends.

According to MTI, Müller said many healthcare workers have already recovered and not all of them have had symptoms.

The Chief Medical Officer added that a COVID-19 patient suffering from kidney failure became the first Hungarian to be put through blood plasma therapy. Müller said the patient’s condition was “hopeful” after a three-day therapy, adding, at the same time, that more time was needed to see how effective the therapy had been.

Müller said doctors plan to treat several more patients with blood plasma therapy and called on recovered patients to donate blood plasma.

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