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Also, the Recovery trial announces that a review showed no COVID benefit for a well-known HIV treatment.
The Americas and South Asia continue to be the hot spots, but cases in Europe rise for the first time in months.
COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.
The WHO voices concern over increased domestic violence in nations under stay-at-home orders.
As global deaths approach 150,000, the WHO says it will issue guidance over the weekend on serologic testing.
The WHO announces a large international clinical trial to test 5 treatments.
Three main hot spots saw no slowdown in cases, and Argentina and Chile became the latest countries in the Americas to report their first cases.
As concerns deepen about Iran, the WHO is in the process of sending a mission to the country, with UAE help.
The JAMA study reveals a 49% death rate in critically ill patients; for a much smaller study it was 62%.
Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reported—raising cruise ship totals to 621— and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.
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