Henry McMaster and state health officials touted the effectiveness â€” and availability â€” of monoclonal antibodies for treating COVID-19, South Carolina is facing a shortage of the promising therapy," reports the State.
Department of Health and Environmental Control said Thursday federal officials had informed them the state would receive only about one-third of the 13,000 monoclonal antibody doses providers had ordered for next week due to a national shortage of the increasingly sought after drugs.
As a result, DHEC will be forced to ration monoclonal antibody doses, which are used to treat patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 before their disease progresses, much like the agency did with vaccines when their supply was limited.".
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 922 COVID patients were hospitalized, including 277 in intensive care units and 169 on ventilators," reports WCHS.
"Health officials also reported 2,320 new positive cases and 57 additional deaths.
"Recently, pregnant patients with COVID-19 have come in to Texas hospitals at levels not seen earlier in the pandemic, according to some doctors, illustrating the severity and contagiousness of the delta variant amid the state's most recent COVID-19 surge."."The surge of COVID-19 cases is leading to rationed health care at a Helena-area hospital."In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization," reports the AP"The Wyoming Department of Health reported an additional 583 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state during its 3 p.mThe new cases reported brought the total number of confirmed cases in Wyoming to 68,174 since the pandemic began," reports Oil City News
"There are 3,081 active confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wyoming, 188 more than there were on Wednesday
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