Brazil registers almost 70,000 new cases in a single day India reports 52,123 new infections, a new daily record for the hard-hit country US death toll surpasses 150,000 More than 17 million people have contracted the virus worldwide, resulting in more than 660,000 deaths 23:59 We will now be closing these live updates for today and the immediate future. We will of course continue to provide you with all the most important latest news. However, for now, we will only be doing using this particular format should events warrant it. Thank you for your interest and stay tuned to DW! 23:00 An antibody drug, originally test as a treatment for psoriasis, may help in decreasing the risk of complications and death among older people suffering from COVID-19, a small study in Cuba has shown. After 19 patients — all above the age of 64 — from a single nursing home tested positive for the coronavirus in April, they received either one or two intravenous doses of itolizumab in addition to standard treatment at the time. Researchers say the combination of treatments helped in reducing inflammation, and all but one were discharged from the hospital in 14 days. 22:30 Here’s a look at virus developments from Africa:… Read full this story
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