Coronavirus pandemic continues wreaking havoc worldwide. According to worldometer.com, so far, 42,065,706 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the world. Of these, 31,213,801 people have recovered from this deadly virus, while 1,143,791 patients have died.
FDA approves Remdesivir for treating hospitalized patients:
The US Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally approved the use of the drug ‘Remdesivir’ in the treatment of hospitalized coronavirus patients. According to research by the National Institutes of Health, ‘The patient may recover in 10 days instead of 15 with the use of this anti-viral drug.’ It was being used in the US since May, but it was meant for serious patients or emergency use. Now, the US has approved the use of Remdesivir in treatment for hospitalized patients.
Spain: confirmed cases exceeded 1 million
Spain becomes the first country in Western Europe, where the number of infected has now exceeded 1 million. The government has also made it clear that the second wave is likely to prove to be more fatal, hence strict restrictions will be imposed.
On the other hand, the same situation prevails in France. More than 10 lakh cases have also been reported here. More than 34 thousand people have died. The situation has improved slightly after curfew was imposed in 9 cities. The French government has made it clear that they are identifying those areas which may prove to be new clusters. A new curfew will be imposed in these areas. Emergency and red alerts have been issued in many hospitals of the country.
Death rate increased in four states of America:
The number of deaths in the US is increasing rapidly before the November 3 election. It also includes Wisconsin state. It is being said that the role of this state will be important in the election results. The death toll has also increased in Iowa, Minnesota and Montana. According to the news agency, 66 people died in Illinois on Wednesday as well.