Connecticut Department of Public Health distributes its first allotment of remdesivir to acute care hospitals across the state
Over the weekend, the Connecticut Department of Public Health distributed the state’s first allotment of remdesivir to acute care hospitals. The medication, produced by Gilead Sciences Inc.’s, has shown promise in helping patients infected with COVID-19. It was recently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for patients who have severe symptoms of COVID-19.
So far, the state has received 30 cases of 40 doses each, for a total of 1,200 doses. The Lamont administration is coordinating with Connecticut’s Congressional delegation and the Connecticut Hospital Association to secure more doses for the state. Gilead has committed to supply approximately 607,000 vials of remdesivir over the next six weeks in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is allocating those supplies to the states. For the full release click here.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Its Largest Shipment of PPE to Date in the Fight to Combat COVID-19
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut received its single largest shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight to combat COVID-19. The equipment, which came from suppliers in China, has been delivered over the last couple of days to the state’s commodities warehouse in New Britain. It includes:
- 6 million surgical masks;
- 500,000 protective masks;
- 100,000 surgical gowns; and
- 100,000 temporal thermometers.
The PPE in the process of being sorted and then will be delivered to frontline workers, including first responders, hospital staff, long-term care facility staff, direct care providers, and other people on the front lines. For the full release click here.
Pomperaug Health District COVID-19 Case Summary for May 12, 2020
The Pomperaug District Department of Health continues to monitor cases of COVID-19 in our community. The cumulative case count in the Pomperaug Health District has remained at 255. There were no new cases reported. There have been thirty-two deaths. The acceleration in the growth of new cases is slowing, as can be seen by the flattening curve on the case growth chart.
Data is obtained from the Connecticut Electronic Disease Surveillance System (CTEDSS). The case counts in the database are updated throughout the day as new information comes in. Depending on the time of day when the Health District and the State generate their reports, there may be differences in case numbers.
For more information on COVID-19 visit www.pddh.org. The website is updated regularly with current information.