Monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 available

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Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital nurse supervisor Devon Crowell, right, works with Kelly DeSander and Chelsea Ramirez to get the monoclonal antibody therapy tent ready for patients at the Kapa‘a campus.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

The monoclonal antibody therapy tent is at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital Emergency Department on the Kapa‘a campus, here manned by Kelly DeSander, Chelsea Ramirez and nurse supervisor Devon Crowell.

LIHU‘E — A federal team of 30 civilians is being deployed to Hawai‘i to administer monoclonal antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 patients, announced the state Department of Health earlier this month.