Updated 10:30 a.m. ET, October 23, 2020
- More than two dozen US states are reporting rising Covid-19 cases, and new White House task force reports show a worsening of the pandemic across several regions of the country.
- Remdesivir has been approved by the US FDA for coronavirus treatment. The antiviral has shown, at best, a modest benefit for Covid-19 patients.
- Europe is fighting a seemingly unstoppable second wave of the virus with several countries imposing new restrictions in response to surging infections.