Nueces County offers in-home antibody treatments for COVID patients

Nueces County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are suffering mild or moderate symptoms can now receive a treatment at home.

A mobile team will bring the monoclonal antibody infusion treatment to people who can’t leave their homes, whether because of age, medical conditions or lack of transportation.

Local officials have urged COVID-19 patients to seek the free treatment to prevent symptoms from worsening, which could then require a hospital visit.

Corpus Christi and Nueces County Public Health District administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children 12-18 years old at the Greenwood Senior Center on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Thirty-four percent of hospital patients in Nueces County’s region are being treated for the disease. Though the rate has fallen after peaking at 39% last week, “34% is terrible,” County Judge Barbara Canales said during a public briefing Wednesday.

The COVID-19 hospitalization rate was 2% in late June. 

The county also gives IV treatments at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown and injections at the COVID-19 Outpatient Center at the former Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial.

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