More than 97.3% of recipients showed improvement within five to seven days.
With UAE being the first countries in the world to receive a shipment of Sotrovimab in mid-June, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) and Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has announced the treatment results for anti-viral medicine Sotrovimab.
Sotrovimab is a monoclonal antibody treatment delivered through intravenous therapy in accordance with protocols developed by the National Scientific Committee.
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.
Sotrovimab, produced by global biopharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), after conducting local evaluation has been approved for usage. It has also been approved for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Between 30th June and 13th July, 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.
It is noted that 97 percent of recipients fully recovered within 14 days. The medication also resulted in 100 percent prevention of death among recipients and 99 percent prevention of admission to ICU.
The first country in the world to receive a shipment of Sotrovimab is UAE in mid-June, following an agreement between the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Rafed, a leading group purchasing organisation, GSK and Etihad Cargo.