Egypt said that successfully treated COVID-19 dexamethasone before Britain
Egyptian physicians used dexamethasone for the treatment of symptoms of coronavirus with a positive results even before Britain announced the registration of the drug, said in the night of Wednesday the head of the Egyptian Scientific Committee for combating coronavirus Hussam Hosni.
The British government on Tuesday said that it has approved dexamethasone for the treatment of COVID-19. It argues that the world's first cure for coronavirus. Anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone is known for more than 60 years and, according to the findings of the Oxford study, reduces the risk of death of patients connected to the ventilator, 35%, and among under oxygen treatment - by 20%. During the test, the drug took the patient 2104 at 6 milligrams daily for 10 days. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday called the results of the research "the largest currently breakthrough" in the fight against coronavirus. According to estimates, if the discovery was made earlier, the country has been able to save 4-5 thousands of lives.
"The UK has succeeded that were able through the media to replicate this medication, although Egypt used it before her," said Hosni, the TV channel Sada el-Balad.
According to Hosni, the medicine used in the Protocol of treatment of patients with coronavirus in the middle and severe stage with the "high" results. He stressed that the tool may be used only in hospitals and under the supervision of doctors.
The First Egyptian TV channel Hosni said that the rising death toll per day from the coronavirus exceeded the expectations of the Committee. He also said that Egypt will begin local production of the experimental antiviral drug ramdevpir.
According to Ministry of health of Egypt, the country recorded 47 856 cases of coronavirus infection has died 1766, for the Tuesday 1567 recorded new cases of infection. On Tuesday died of 94 patients, with up to 13 of June, the number who died per day from disease did not exceed fifty.
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