Drug used to help patients with COVID-19 received in Nebraska

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Published: May. 13, 2020 at 1:18 PM CDT
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Wednesday afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the state has received the drug Remdesivir from the federal government. The drug is being used to help treat patients with COVID-19.

The nation has 600,000 doses of the drug and Nebraska has received 400 vials of Remdesivir which will be distributed to patients with severe symptoms and on ventilators.

"This is for folks who are the most severely impacted," added Ricketts.

Right now, officials say they're working with the healthcare system and putting together a team to figure out how the drug vials will be distributed.

Also, a public dashboard will include tests from Test Nebraska starting Wednesday night. If there are sign up problems, officials have launched a helpline (402) 207-9377.

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