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(11/04/2020)

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection] | In Abanilla, 19 confirmed cases of COVID19 infection have been registered up to April 10 |

SITUATION REPORT OF COVID-19 IN THE REGION OF MURCIA APRIL 10, 2020

In the Region of Murcia to date of the report, there have been 1,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.

The first case was declared on March 6 and confirmed as positive on March 8.

As of yesterday, 231 cases are admitted to hospitals in the Region, of which 42 are in the ICU.

58% of confirmed patients are in home isolation.

275 patients have been epidemiologically discharged and 94 deaths have occurred.

The diagnostic tests carried out for the detection of coronaviruses have been 11927. Figure 1 details the number of cases confirmed by COVID-19 in the Region of Murcia from the beginning to April 10, 2020.

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Questions and answers about coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Should I be concerned about COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 are generally mild, especially in children and young adults.

However, they can also be serious and force about one in five infected to hospitalize.

Therefore, it is quite normal to worry about the effects that the COVID-19 outbreak can have on us and our loved ones.

This concern should help us adopt protective measures for ourselves, our loved ones and the communities where we live.

The main and most important measure is regular and complete hygiene of the hands and respiratory tract.

Second, it is important to stay informed and follow the advice of local health authorities, such as those related to travel, commuting and events where large numbers of people may be concentrated.

You can consult the protection tips on the page https://www.who.int/es/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public.

Who is at risk of developing a serious illness?

We still have a lot to learn about how COVID-2019 affects humans, but it appears that older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes) develop severe cases of the disease with more frequency than others.

Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating COVID-19?

No. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses, only against bacterial infections.

COVID-19 is caused by a virus, so antibiotics do not work against it.

Antibiotics should not be used as a means of preventing or treating COVID-19.

They should only be used to treat a bacterial infection following a doctor's instructions.

Are there medications or therapies to prevent or cure COVID-19?

Although some western, traditional, or home remedies can provide comfort and alleviate the symptoms of COVID-19, there is no evidence that current medications can prevent or cure the disease.

The WHO does not recommend self-medication, particularly with antibiotics, to prevent or cure COVID-19.

There are several ongoing clinical trials with traditional and western medications.

WHO will provide updated information as soon as the results of clinical trials are available.

Source: murciasalud.es / Murcia.com

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