Coronavirus cases have crossed 3.66 lakh-mark with 3,66,946 fresh cases which includes 1,60,384 active cases. 1,94,325 people have recovered and 12,237 deaths have taken place, according to the figures released by the health ministry on Thursday. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi continues to remain the worst affected states having maximum number of coronavirus cases.
The country had recorded its first fatality in March when the Covid-19 infection tally was a little over 70. The first 5,000 fatalities took 80 days, the latest 5,000 deaths came in just 17 days, with more than 2,500 being reported in the last week.
As researchers, Pharma companies work day-night to find a cure for coronavirus, a World Health Organization expert said that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine will be stopped from the Solidarity Trial, as it did not reduce the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients.
“Based on the analysis and on the review of the published evidence, the executive group of the Solidarity/recovery trial has after the deliberation concluded that hydroxychloroquine arm will be stopped from the Solidarity Trial,” Medical Officer, Department of Immunization Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO said on Wednesday.