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Al-Abdulaali: Be Cautious, COVID-19 Patients with No Symptoms May Spread the Virus
02 September 2020

​​The Assistant Minister of Health and MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, stated that the world is still reporting cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its surveillance is still underway, indicating that confirmed cases exceeded 25 million cases and recoveries exceeded 16 million cases. “Be cautious, COVID-19 patients with no symptoms may spread the virus​,” said he.

MOH spokesman made this statement in COVID-19 briefing held on Wednesday, highlighting that 816 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Kingdom; thus bringing the total number to 317,486 confirmed cases, including 21,020 active cases, receiving the necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,523 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. In addition, 996 cases have been recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 292,510 cases, all praise is due to Allah.

About 44% of the new reported cases are females, and 56% are males. Only 3% of the cases are older persons, 9% are children, and 88% are adults. Also, 27 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 3,956, May Allah bestow His mercy upon them. Moreover, 52,643 new Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for COVID-19 have been conducted; bringing the total number to 5,160,518 PCR tests in the Kingdom’s laboratories.

Al-Abdulaali underlined that precautionary measures, such as wearing face masks and others, must continue to be followed even by recovered people. Also, people should deal with Coronavirus in balance with no exaggeration, anxiety, negligence, or even reflection on psychological state. Besides, he underscored that measures and preparations being conducted bear fruit at every phase, meanwhile surveillance and follow-up are continuously submitted; thus tremendous effort from everyone caused such infection decline.

MOH spokesman reiterated that anyone, who has symptoms or wants an assessment, can use the self-assessment service on «Mawid» app. Those, who have questions, can also inquire or seek advice by calling the 937-Service Center, available 24/7. The Center is now made closer to everyone than ever. The public can also benefit from its interactive services through WhatsApp app. 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 : 03 September 2020 11:05 AM
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