According to an experimental study, the mouthwash exhibited virgin properties that could kill the deadly coronavirus. Researchers say that mouthwash can reduce the oral “viral load” of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 in people suffering from the disease. The initial result follows from a clinical trial whether the patient can reduce COVID-19 levels in saliva using over-the-counter mouthwash.
A WION report says, Cardiff University researchers found that mouthwash emanating from the mouth contained 0.07% Cetyl Pyridinium Chloride (CPC), which showed “promising signs” of reducing COVID-19.
Dentyl will be the only UK mouthwash brand used in the trial, and the findings will be published in early 2021.
Meanwhile, the worldwide coronavirus death toll has risen to 1.32 million, with 9,797 deaths reported in the previous days.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s data on Tuesday, India continued to show a downward trend of daily new coronavirus cases as only 29,164 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours in the country. With this, the country’s overall cases reached 88,74,291, including 4,53,401 active cases and 82,90,371 recoveries.
The cumulative death toll climbed to 1,30,519 after 449 new deaths. Maharashtra has 85,363 active coronavirus cases, the highest in the country, followed by Kerala with 71,046 and Delhi with 40,128. This was the tenth day when India reported less than 50,000 cases in a day. The last time daily new patients crossed the 50,000-threshold was on November 7.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 8,44,382 samples for COVID-19 were tested on November 16, while a total of 12,65,42,907 samples tested so far. On Monday, the Union Health Ministry informed that the coronavirus recovery rate has improved to 93.27 percent.
India has continued the unbroken trend of the daily new recoveries outpacing the daily new additions for the 44th day, it had said.