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Monoclonal antibody treatment prevented an estimated 235 hospitalizations over the past month

 

December 15, 2021



The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday reported 49,668 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 266 deaths since Dec. 3, 2021.

As of Thursday night, 3,257 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 662 patients were in the ICU and 299 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Monoclonal antibodies therapy is a prevention as well as treatment option for COVID-19 illness for non-hospitalized people and is a way to lower the chance of progression to severe illness or hosp...



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