HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — There’s a glimmer of hope for these combating COVID-19 in western Maryland.
“We hear from folks they really feel higher in hours, if not only a day,” Maulik Joshi, President & CEO of Meritus Well being, mentioned.
An infusion of COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies is being provided to sufferers at Meritus Well being in Hagerstown.
“It’s not a remedy, nevertheless it’s an unbelievable remedy,” Joshi mentioned.
Joshi mentioned lower than 4% of sufferers who acquired the remedy needed to be hospitalized.
“With greater than 800 down, which is greater than 20% of all infusions finished within the State of Maryland, we’re thrilled to have the ability to present this near dwelling for our inhabitants,” he mentioned.
“From November on, we have been near 100 sufferers day-after-day in our hospital with COVID-19,” Joshi added. “Virtually a positivity fee of shut to twenty%.”
These numbers have improved in January and February, however that doesn’t make the therapy much less essential.
“Stopping hospitalization is saving lives with COVID 19, and that’s what we’re attempting to do with this remedy,” Joshi mentioned.
The therapy is being provided to those that are COVID optimistic and in danger for creating extreme signs.
Sufferers do want a referral by their physician.