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Cases of the Coronavirus have passed the 4 million mark and are now at 4,014,265 worldwide with 97,128 new cases recorded. 1,385,559 cases have been recorded to have recovered.
The USA recorded the highest number of deaths yesterday with 1,687cases and Brazil recorded the second highest with 804 cases.
South Africa recorded 663 new cases, which is their highest number of new cases since they began testing.
17 new deaths were recorded and the death toll now stands at 178.
14 new cases were recorded in Zambia to bring the total number of cases to 167 and 111 have been recorded to have recovered.
Zimbabwe now has 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after one of the tests done in Harare turned out positive.
Triple drug therapy helps coronavirus patients recover more quickly, study finds
A combination of three antiviral drugs plus an immune system booster seemed to help patients recover more quickly from coronavirus infections, doctors in Hong Kong reported Friday.
They said the approach needs more testing but it could offer another treatment possibility for Covid-19 patients. Currently the only authorized treatment is the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir, which also shortens the duration of illness but is limited in supply.
Dr. Kwok-Yung Yuen at Hong Kong University and colleagues tested the HIV drug combination of ritonavir and lopanivir along with the general antiviral drug ribavirin and a multiple sclerosis drug called beta interferon.
US government will decide where remdesivir goes amid coronavirus pandemic, drug maker says. Patients in the study all had mild to moderate symptoms and were treated within seven days of testing positive. Some doctors think treating patients earlier in the course of the infection might be better.
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