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New monoclonal antibody treatment site for COVID-19 opens in Central Florida

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday morning that a new monoclonal antibody treatment site is opening in Ormond Beach.

The governor said the site will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Ormond Beach Senior Center. He said the site can treat around 300 people per day.

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DeSantis said the treatment can be used on both people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are showing mild symptoms as well as in high-risk people who have been exposed to the virus.

In the past week, DeSantis has also announced monoclonal antibody treatment sites in Orlando and Brevard County.

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Click through the slideshow below for nine things you need to know about the treatment.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.