To date (16th June 2020) there are 8,196,052 confirmed cases of coronavirus among which 3,479,780 are the active cases (i.e. currently infected patients) and with a total of 443,281 deaths around the world due to coranavirus. USA, Brazil, Russia, India, and UK are the highly affected countries in terms of cases. USA with more than 2 million cases and more than 118,000 deaths is the most affected among all
There were several drug companies and research institutes who were behind finding the cure for Coronavirus. There is a report from BBC news that in a trial led by a team from Oxford University where about 2,000 hospital patients were given with the drug dexamethasone and compared them with more than 4,000 that were not given. According to them, for patients on ventilators, the drug cut the risk of death from 40% to 28%, and for patients needing oxygen; it cut the risk of death from 25% to 20%.
In the same report, it was addressed as the first drug proven to cut deaths from Coronavirus disease 2019 is not some new, expensive medicine but an old, cheap-as-chips steroid, there is something to celebrate.
It is also warned that people should not go and try taking it at home as the drug does not appear to help people with milder symptoms of coronavirus who do not need help with their breathing.
This is actually a breakthrough as many lives could be saved. It is acknowledged that, had the drug been used to treat patients in the UK from the start of the Pandemic, up to 5,000 lives could have been saved.
Now it is just matter of time that every country will start using it and finding it better in lessening the death of patients with coronavirus.
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