Mayo Clinic updates COVID-19 situation

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – While the surge in COVID-19 cases continues to put a burden on area hospitals, there is some hope in treatments being offered to outpatients.

Doctor Amy Williams, Executive Dean of Mayo Clinic practice, says patients who get remdesivir in the hospital can now get the rest of the doses as an outpatient and she says Mayo Clinic sites in Wisconsin should be getting monoclonal antibody drugs this week to be used on an outpatient basis.

Williams said, “So as soon as you start having symptoms if you meet the criteria to have the monoclonal antibodies, you can get them and we have infusion centers around our areas so that our patients who we are following can get those monoclonal antibodies.”

Dr. Williams says the last couple of days showed some improvement in positivity rates around the Midwest, , but she says at the Mayo Clinic, they’re still seeing a lot of pressure on hospitals and clinics in northwest Wisconsin and Rochester.

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