Today, Merck is seeking US Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization for its experimental antiviral Covid-19 treatment. If authorization is granted, this will be the first antiviral drug treatment in pill form. The drug treatment is an orally ingested antiviral pill, is used to treat mild to moderate adult cases of COVID-19 at risk of worsening to severe COVID-19 or hospitalization, according to the companies. It was created by researchers at Emory University in Atlanta and is given as four pills taken twice a day for five days.
Yavapai County reports 167 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Friday. The county has tested 147,488 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 26,951 positive cases and 652 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.| October 11th Press Release