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WHO suspends ‘Remdesivir’ from list of drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday suspended the medicine Remdesivir, which is used in many countries including India to treat COVID-19 patients. WHO removed Remdesivir from its prequalification list, which is an official list of medicines used as a benchmark for procurement by developing countries. 

WHOs suspension comes after the health body had issued a warning against the use of the drug in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Tarik Jasarevic from WHO told Reuters: “Yes, we have suspended it from the PQ (prequalification list). The suspension is a signal to countries that WHO, in compliance with the treatment guidelines, does not recommend countries procure the drug for COVID.

WHO had earlier warned that remdesivir should not be used for patients hospitalized with the infection, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation.

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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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