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Governor DeSantis opens new monoclonal antibody treatment site in Bradenton

Governor DeSantis announces new monoclonal antibody treatment site in Bradenton.
Governor DeSantis announces new monoclonal antibody treatment site in Bradenton.(Twitter: Governor Ron DeSantis)
Published: Aug. 22, 2021 at 4:25 AM EDT
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BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Saturday the opening of two new monoclonal antibody treatment sites, one in Polk County and one in Manatee County.

Each location has the capacity to serve more than 300 patients per day and both will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The clinic that was going to open Sunday at Manatee Memorial Hospital is experiencing delays. A hospital representative said that although it did not open Sunday as intended, it is expected to open on Monday instead.

The governor insists this treatment will reduce hospital stays for people who have the virus or were exposed to it by 70 percent. He says it will help alleviate the crunch that hospitals are dealing with, when it comes to COVID patients.

The other location is at Lakes Church in Lakeland.

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