Saint Vincent Hospital to receive drug designed to treat COVID-19 patients

Coronavirus

A drug designed to treat COVID-19 patients is making its way to one area hospital.

Saint Vincent Hospital is among the 81 hospitals across Pennsylvania to receive Remdesivir.

The drug is designed to treat patients in hospitals that have COVID-19. The medication is given to a patient through an IV and may help decrease the amount of coronavirus in the body.

Nearly 9,000 doses of the drug have been shipped to the hospitals on Friday.

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