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107,716 new cases were recorded yesterday to bring to 5,298,207 the number of cases of Covid-19 worldwide and the death toll stands at 339,425. 2,156,382 recoveries have been recorded world over.
Brazil’s case count has surged past Russia as it recorded 24,197 new cases within 24 hours, meaning it now has the second-highest number of cases globally. The total death toll in the country is at 21,116 as 696 new cases were recorded yesterday.
India recorded 6,658 new cases in the past 24 hours which is the country’s biggest one-day surge in cases so far. This raises the nationwide total to 125,149 cases and 3,726 deaths.
There are 105,845cases of coronavirus across Africa, with the virus having spread to every country in the continent, the World Health Organization said. So far, 3,204 people in Africa have died from the virus.
In South Africa, the latest number of confirmed cases is 20 125. 397 deaths have been recorded in the country with 10 104 recoveries.
Malawi recorded 10 new cases of the virus to bring the total number of cases to 82 after 2,411 tests were conducted.
5 new cases were recorded in Zimbabwe to bring the total number of cases to 56. The death toll remains unchanged at 4 and a total of 35,112 tests have been conducted nationwide.
Researchers publish data backing remdesivir recommendation
Researchers have finally published the data that led the federal government to recommend the use of the antiviral drug remdesivir in very ill coronavirus patients. The data, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Friday, show that the drug shortened the course of illness from an average of 15 days to about 11 days. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which sponsored the trial, announced that the drug was helping and the US Food and Drug Administration gave remdesivir an Emergency Use Authorization.
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