Coronavirus live news: US hospitals stretched to limits; Pfizer seeks vaccine approval ‘in days’

Posted by on November 18, 2020 6:36 pm
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New data shows treatment more efficient than thought; US deaths pass 250,000; Swiss intensive care units at full capacity. Follow the updates

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  • 11.36pm GMT

    Morning/afternoon/evening everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and thanks for joining me for updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

    The main development today is that deaths from Covid-19 have passed 250,000 in the United States. According to Johns Hopkins University, 250,029 Americans have now died of the virus and there have been 11,485,176 confirmed cases. There are now 77,000 people hospitalised with Covid in the US.

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