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MOH: Cautious Return to Normality Helped to Decrease COVID-19 Cases in the Kingdom
21 July 2020

The Assistant Minister of Health and MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, has revealed that 2,476 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 255,825. These include 46,009 active cases, still receiving medical care. Their health condition is mostly stable, with the exception of 2,184 critical cases. 

During the press conference he held today (Tuesday), Al-Abdulaali said that the number of new recoveries has amounted to 4,000, bringing the total recoveries to date to 207,259. And 34 new deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 2,557. And 56,450 new COVID-19 tests have been conducted, bringing the total tests to 2,784,874 tests.

Of the reported cases, 38% are female, and 62% are males. Only 5% of the reported cases are older persons, 10% are children, and 85% are adults, he said

Dr. Al-Abdulaali said that the decrease in the number of recorded COVID-19, despite the full return to normality, came as a result of the involvement of all people and as shown by weekly graphical analysis and statistics.

He underlined the importance of reviewing the integrated guide for the infected people and those in close contact with them published on MOH’s website. “Our colleagues at the 937 Call Center are ready to receive any inquiry”, he added. 

Speaking about the different tracks of recovery, he said if symptoms are severe such as shortness of breath and high fever with a little bit of tremor, the patient should go to a hospital straightforward for medical treatment. If the symptoms are mild, he should isolate himself at home for 10 days and communicate with (Tetamman) clinics and the 937 Call Center for more information and help.

The MOH spokesman stated that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has jumped to 14,700,000 cases, of which 8,300,000 cases have recovered to date, while the death toll has jumped to 610,000. He said 250,000 confirmed cases have been reported in only one day.

According to Dr. Al-Abdulaali, anyone who has symptoms or wants an assessment can use the self-assessment service on ‘Mawid’ application, or can visit one of the 237 (Tetamman) clinics devoted by MOH to serving individuals who show COVID-19 symptoms. Citizens who have questions can also inquire or seek advice by calling the 937 Call Center, available 24/7. The call center is now made closer to everyone than ever. Citizens can also benefit from its interactive services through WhatsApp application on the number 920005937. They can have access to health information and updates on COVID-19. The service also provides users with information on blood donation and primary health care centers (PHCs). Besides, it enables them to reserve appointments.

Last Update : 23 July 2020 03:52 AM
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