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MOH Issues a Weekly Report on Coronavirus, Records Two Cases Last Week
26 April 2015
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced a continuing decline in Coronavirus infections for the fifth consecutive week. In its weekly statement, the Ministry reported that there were only two confirmed cases in Hofuf and Riyadh over the period from April 19th to 25th 2015 (corresponding to Jumada Al-Akhera 30th to Rajab 6th, 1436H), at a decline rate of 98%, compared with 102 cases recorded in the same period last year.
 
This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Health for Public Health and Head of the Command and Control Center (CCC), Dr. Abdulaziz bin Saeed, who highlighted that despite the significant reduction in the number of cases, the Coronavirus season has not finished yet. As a result, he said that the Ministry will remain committed to preset preparations and cooperative efforts with other parties, including the Saudi community and healthcare staff, who are the cornerstone in this regard.
 
“During the same period, 1,008 samples were tested for Coronavirus at the MOH laboratories across the Kingdom. The number of rapid response team’s visits to medical facilities regarding infection prevention and control was seven, while the total number of visits by public health teams to persons in contact with positive cases was two,” indicated Dr. bin Saeed, adding that the number of persons, who were in contact with positive cases at homes, was twenty one, and the number of visits by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) was one.
 
Besides, Dr. bin Saeed underscored that the Ministry will continue its efforts, with a view to spreading health awareness among the society members through the anti-Coronavirus campaign dubbed, “We Can Stop It”.
 
 Within the same vein, Dr. bin Saeed announced that 550 cases from the total of 981 confirmed cases have been cured, a rate of 56.1%. Moreover, he underlined that the CCC keeps on its efforts around the clock by carrying out epidemiological surveillance tasks, making sure that all governmental and private health facilities are applying infection control measures as well as coordinating with the relevant governmental sectors, international health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), and think tanks to follow up all developments regarding Coronavirus.
 
Over and above, he emphasized that the Ministry keeps on its efforts and full coordination with the MOA, to implement anti-Coronavirus awareness campaigns in the gathering places of camels to urge camels’ owners and shepherds to be careful and post them on ways of protection to be adopted when dealing with camels.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 



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