Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, and family illnesses. We need a vaccine and the sooner the better. Other news - The United States set a daily record for coronavirus cases on Thursday as the number soared past 77,000, topping the previous high set in July, NBC News confirmed on Friday. And the death toll had risen by 921. The Food and Drug Administration has approved remdesivir to treat Covid-19, making it the first and only drug so far to have been greenlighted by the government to combat the coronavirus.