HUDSON, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Pasco County Thursday to announce the opening of a facility for COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment.

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The treatment will be available at the Fasano Center, located at 11611 Denton Avenue in Hudson. It will be one of several facilities statewide to offer the treatment for COVID-positive patients. 

The site will be open everyday, but operating hours have not been announced as of yet.

Another site opened on Thursday at Kings Forest Park, 8008 East Chelsea Street. It will be open seven days a week.

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that Tropicana Field will serve as a monoclonal antibody treatment as well.

The governor, who has been touting the effectiveness of the treatment, wants people who catch the virus to consider getting the treatment early.

The facility in Pasco County will have the capacity to treat as many as 300 patients a day.

The treatments will be free, and no prescription will be needed.

“If you look at the people who are being hospitalized, the vast majority have not been vaccinated. But also, over 90% of the people admitted did not get a mono treatment after they were infected," DeSantis said. “It's our belief based on the data, that if more people knew about this and would have done it, the admissions would have been lower and we think with more uptick on this, the admissions will go lower in the future.