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Yesterday witnessed the highest peak of coronavirus cases, 335, rising total numbers to 3287. According to the latest data uploaded on the official COVID portal, managed by the Ministry of Health Saudi Ara. Now, total recoveries stand at 666, while the death toll climbed to 44 with 3 new mortalities.
Riyadh is the most affected region with a total number of cases rising to 961. However, 267 patients also recovered. The COVID patients stand at 631 in Makkah al Mukaramah, while 114 patients recovered so far, and sent back to their homes.
Jeddah has 477 cases till now and 125 recoveries recorded. The total figures in Madinah Al Munawwarah stand at 420, Qatif 174, Dammam 159 and Tabuk has 62 cases.
The Govt has taken many steps to control the spread of coronavirus. The recent step is implementing curfew throughout the kingdom as a pre-emptive measure. 15 Billion riyals have already been allocated to fight coronavirus.
Unfortunately, COVID-19, the viral respiratory infection, has no cure or vaccination till now. However, sincere efforts are being made throughout the world. The scientists are continuously issuing the warnings to fight the corona by going into self-quarantine and adopting social distancing.
The recent data showed that its effects on elderly people are far more than the young ones. Especially for diabetic persons, they must adopt precautionary measures. We have demonstrates top 5 precautionary measures for diabetic patients. You can access it by clicking here.
In the meanwhile, Taiwan launched a kit to test coronavirus. Meanwhile, Chinese medical authorities have found that an antiviral drug called “favipiravir” has shown promising results in treating Coronavirus patients, According to Japanese media
“It has a high degree of safety and is clearly effective in treatment,” Zhang Xinmin, an official at China’s science and technology ministry, told reporters on Tuesday. The drug has been used during the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. However, the developers have yet to comment on the Chinese claims.
Anyhow, Experts by and large agree that social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine are the best way to fight the COVID-19, especially one, which can be contracted after prolonged close contact by someone who has symptoms or COVID-19 positive, or someone who might not even be showing symptoms.