Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 235 million and AstraZeneca seeks FDA EUA for antibody

Published Oct 05 2021 at 10:19 AM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 235.4 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose above 48 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world with a total of 43.8 million cases and 703,285 deaths, after passing 700,000 late Friday.
  • The US is now averaging almost 2,000 deaths a day, according to a New York Times tracker, , a slight improvement over recent trends and new cases and hospitalizations are declining.
  • AstraZeneca has requested an Emergency Use Authorization to the US Food and Drug Administration for its Covid-19 prophylaxis AZD7442, Dow Jones Newswires reported.
  • If granted, AZD7442 would be the first long-acting antibody to receive an EUA for Covid-19 prevention.



  • Published Oct 5, 2021 10:19 AM GMT