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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in collaboration with the Department of Health — Abu Dhabi and Dubai Health Authority, announced the treatment results for anti-viral medicine Sotrovimab in treating mild to moderate COVID-19 cases among high-risk patients including adults, pregnant women and children aged 12 and above who are at risk of progressing to severe symptoms and meet other relevant criteria.
Between June 30 and July 13, Sotrovimab was administered to 6,175 patients with COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi. About 52 per cent of the patients were aged 50 or above, and almost all recipients had multiple comorbidities including obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Ninety-seven per cent of recipients fully recovered within 14 days. The medication also resulted in 100 per cent prevention of death among recipients and 99 per cent prevention of admission to ICU.
Sotrovimab is monoclonal antibody treatment delivered through intravenous therapy in accordance with protocols developed by the National Scientific Committee.
The UAE has authorised the emergency use of Sotrovimab, a monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of patients aged 12 years or older with mild to moderate COVID-19 disease who are at risk of progression to hospitalisation or death.
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