India has crossed two lakh as the country continues to report over 8,000 corona cases on an average since the last few days.
Deaths due to the deadly virus has also crossed 5,500 in India and expected to rise even as the health ministry denied any under-reporting of deaths.
As the cases rise sharply, the government said that it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use in treating Covid-19 patie.
Globally, over 63 lakh cases of coronavirus have been reported with over 3.7 lakh deaths. The US, which has witnessed large scale protests since Monday, continues to be the worst-affected country with over 18 lakh cases and nearly 1.08 lakh deaths. With 5.5 lakh cases and over 30,000 deaths, Brazil continues to be the second-worst affected country.