Virginia receives shipment of antiviral drug Remdesivir

Posted at 12:07 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 00:07:05-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia has received its largest shipment yet of the antiviral drug Remdesivir from the federal government over the weekend.

The drug has been shown to help patients fighting COVID-19 and will be distributed to hospitals across the state.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Norm Oliver said that a lottery system will be used to determine which patients get access to the drug, but that more shipments will be arriving soon.