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Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 39 million as trial of promising therapy finds it does not stop patients dying

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide climbed above 39.4 million on Saturday, a day after a clinical trial found one therapy believed to be promising as a treatment to have no effect on mortality in hospitalized patients.

The trial, conducted by the World Health Organization, found that Gilead Sciences Inc.’s
GILD,
-1.52%

remdesivir, as well as hydroxychloroquine, and AbbVie’s
ABBV,
+1.22%

lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon had “little or no effect” on overall mortality, ventilation, and length of hospital stay among 11,330 participating patients.

Results were presented in a preprint,…



Source marketwatch.com

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