ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced 30,000 more bottles of remdesivir are on their way to Florida hospitals and should arrive within the next 24-48 hours.
DeSantis made that announcement during a press conference at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine.
DeSantis said those 30,000 vials can treat 5,000-6,000 patients.
“When we got word that it was running low, we were able to get another shipment expedited that arrived last Saturday,” DeSantis said. “But then you had other hospitals saying, ‘This is good, but we’re going to need more before the next shipment is scheduled to arrive.’”