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UPDATE 5-On the trail: Biden aims for 'significant' South Carolina win, Trump urges supporters to intervene

SPARTANBURG/NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 28 (Reuters) - P residential contender Joe Biden told South Carolina's Democrats on Friday that they can take control of the White House if they pick "the right nominee" to face President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 2-Vice President Pence says just one American with coronavirus still in hospital

NEW YORK, Feb 28 Of dozens of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, only one patient is still in the hospital, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday.

2:52am GMT

New coronvirus case in Oregon is of unknown origin- Oregon Health Authority

Feb 28 The latest confirmed case of Coronavirus in Oregon is of unknown origin said Oregon health authority when it declared its first confirmed presumptive case of novel coronavirus on Friday. According to the statement, the infected individual identified as a resident of Washington County neither had history of travel to a country where the virus was circulating, nor is believed to have had a close contact with another confirmed case.

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UPDATE 7-New coronavirus case of unknown origin in California

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 The United States will invoke a federal defense law to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, the Trump administration said, as a new case of unknown origin was confirmed in California on Friday.

2:14am GMT

UPDATE 2-Mainland China, excluding Hubei, reports lowest new daily infections

BEIJING, Feb 29 Mainland China - excluding Hubei province where the new coronavirus outbreak originated - reported four new cases of infection on Friday, the lowest since the national health authority started compiling nationwide data in January.

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