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There are 3,484,502 cases of the Covid-19 pandemic with a total of 83, 255 new cases reported yesterday.
South Africa remains the country with the highest number of cases in Africa with 6,336. This was an increase by 385 cases; 7 new deaths were recorded to bring the total death toll to 123.
10 new cases were recorded in Zambia to bring the total number of case to 119. Eswatini recorded 2 new cases of the pandemic to make them 108 cases.
Zimbabwean statistics remain unchanged from the 34 reported yesterday.
Remdesivir drug shows promise — but it is far from a coronavirus cure
The study showing that the experimental drug remdesivir might help Covid-19 patients recover more quickly is positively good news. Shortly afterward, Dr. Anthony Fauci said remdesivir will become the “standard of care” for all infected patients.
But beyond the initial optimism, the study also made clear that remdesivir is far from a cure for Covid-19.
The government-funded study found that patients who took remdesivir recovered faster than patients who did not. It improved recovery time for coronavirus patients from 15 to 11 days.
That’s similar to the effect that the influenza drug Tamiflu has on flu. Tamiflu also doesn’t cure patients quickly, but can reduce how long they are sick.
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