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

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By Ciara Linnane

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 235.4 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose above 4.8 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 43.8 million cases and 703,285 deaths, after passing 700,000 late Friday. The U.S. 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 /zigman2/quotes/200304487/composite AZN -1.02% /zigman2/quotes/203048482/delayed UK:AZN -0.49% has requested an Emergency Use Authorization to the U.S. 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. Data from a Phase 3 trial showed a 77% reduction in the risk of developing symptomatic Covid-19 with long-acting antibody combination, the drug company said. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 33.8 million and has suffered 449,260 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 598,152 and 21.5 million cases. In Europe, Russia has most fatalities at 207,932, followed by the U.K. at 137,378.

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