A potential coronavirus drug called Remdesivir showed encouraging results in a preliminary study

Remdesivir is an existing drug from Gilead that was initially designed to help Ebola patients. The number of coronavirus cases in the United States recently surpassed 500,000. Visit BGR's homepage for more stories.
Despite some indications that the coronavirus may have peaked in some U.S. areas, the pandemic is still ravaging many areas across the country. Just this past week, for instance, New York City -- which has been categorized as the epicenter of the virus in the United States -- saw its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus. All told, new data from the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resources Center indicates that the cumulative number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. now exceeds 500,000. Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. recently reached 20,000 and surpassed Italy in the process.

All the while, researchers are still working furiously to come up with coronavirus vaccines and drugs. One of the more promising treatments centers on Remdesivir, an existing drug from Gilead that was initially designed to treat Ebola patients.

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