Owensboro Health (OH) in Owensboro, Kentucky, says it's increasing the number of monoclonal antibody treatments it performs on patients each day due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the region.
Now, Owensboro Health says it has the capacity to treat nearly 50 patients with the monoclonal antibody treatment from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals each day.
According to Owensboro Health, the treatment may reduce the severity of the virus and help individuals who have tested positive avoid being hospitalized.
Owensboro Health says the treatment must be started within 10 days of symptoms and urges anyone who is experiencing symptoms to ask their doctor if it would benefit them.
Near the end of July, Owensboro Health resurrected its COVID-19 treatment tent to help administer the monoclonal antibody treatments to severely sick patients after the tent was previously taken down in May.
Othe Tri-State health care systems like Deaconess have also utilized the monoclonal antibody treatments to treat patients who have contracted COVID-19.