As coronavirus case numbers spike, the US has seen a 1,200% increase in orders for monoclonal antibody treatments in the past month, the US Health and Human Services Department told CNN Thursday.
HHS said as of August 6, the latest date they have figures for, nearly half of the distributed supply has been used. The treatments have been used at new sites and at locations that were until recently inactive.
“At this time, there is plenty of product available for existing and new sites,” a spokesperson for HHS told CNN. “They are able to order product as needed and we are encouraging sites to order as much as they think they’ll need, based on two-week utilization.”