Corona: Positive Updates today (26/03/20)

Here are a few positive news that will bring some solace as the world is getting more depressed every day with deluge of negative news and increasing spread of the deadly virus.

Total cases: A total of 471,311 cases as of this morning, with 21,293 deaths in 197 countries

Recovery rate is high: As many as 114,642 people have recovered from the disease

Most of the people have mild cases: 320,584 (96%) of the total active cases are still in mild condition

Indian situation: 553 active cases, 42 cured and discharged and 10 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry. As many as 15,24,268 people have been screened at the airports.

Neigbhours welcome the Recovered: The first two Covid patients in Maharashtra got home to a warm welcome by their neighbours in Mumbai and Pune, after they were discharged. Jivandhar, 51, and Prashanti Awati, 44, finally got the second result confirming them negative and ending their 14-day isolation. They had tested positive on March 10. On Wednesday evening, their daughter Ankita too was discharged.

HIV Drugs work: The British national who was given antiretroviral drugs (normally for HIV treatment) has recovered in Kochi. He was tested negative. He started getting these drugs from March 18 on experimental basis.

Global resistance: More than three billion people around the world are living under lockdown which is the best way to check the spread of the deadly virus.

Drug Trials: A global ‘megatrial,’ called SOLIDARITY, is going on to find out if any of four existing drugs can treat the new coronavirus. The four drugs include: remdesivir, an experimental antiviral compound; chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, malaria medications; lopinavir and ritonavir, a combination of HIV drugs; lopinavir and ritonavir, plus interferon-beta, an immune system messenger that can cripple viruses.

No domestic case in China: Life started returning to normal on Wednesday after two months of lockdown in Hubei province, epicentre of China’s coronavirus outbreak, with traffic controls lifted, construction resuming and people catching buses and trains across once-shut borders. Mainland China also reported a drop in new confirmed coronavirus cases to 47 on Tuesday, all of them in travellers returning home, down from 78 infections reported a day earlier.

Qatar Airway still in operation: Qatar Airways has informed that it continues to operate more than 150 flights per day to over 70 cities worldwide despite the COVID-19 crisis that has crippled global airline operations.


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