The data of the Ministry of Health regarding the officially registered numbers of Coronavirus infections, recoveries and deaths from the beginning of this month until yesterday showed a decrease in (the number of daily virus infections and deaths) and an increase in the number of (recoveries) compared to the numbers recorded in the same period last month in which the measures contributed Precaution taken to address the virus.
Going back slightly to the last month from its beginning until the 23rd of it, the officially announced figures for the number of cases infected with Corona amounted to 2,684 cases compared to 2,123 cases since the beginning of this January until yesterday, and the number of deaths decreased from 224 to 168 cases, while recovery cases recorded an increase between the same period of Last month, 1,367 cases, and from the current month, 1639 cases.
The decrease was also noticeable at the beginning of last week, as the Ministry of Health announced 92 injuries and 9 deaths on Saturday 16-1-2021, to successively decrease the numbers over the days of the week to reach 78 injuries and 6 deaths announced yesterday, while the number of recoveries during the week ranged between 69 and 77 status.
Director of Preparedness and Emergency at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Hasbah, considered in a statement to SANA that the decrease in the number of injured is a positive indication of the stability of the curve of Corona injuries locally, but that this is largely dependent on citizens' commitment to the prevention measures announced by the Ministry of Health and the strict application of them by the concerned authorities in universities, schools and institutions And government departments to limit the spread of the virus.
Despite this, the doctor warns, on account of an increase in injuries, saying, “Despite the decrease in the numbers recorded, we are still wary of an increase in the number of injuries, as happened in neighboring countries Jordan and Lebanon. Therefore, we stress the importance of strictness in individual prevention measures such as wearing masks, personal hygiene and spatial separation to achieve health security. In the community".
Dr. Hassaba noted the efforts of the administrative bodies of the National Union of Syrian Students to follow up and tighten measures for protection and prevention from the Corona virus during the exams of universities and institutes that were monitored today with the full commitment of students in the halls, again calling for everyone to adhere to the precautionary measures, especially in crowded places (ovens, transportation means, and citizen service centers ) To contribute to reducing the trend of the spread of the virus and removing fears of a recurrence of what happened in Lebanon and Jordan.
The number of cases in the hospitals also confirms the decrease in the number of cases of Corona during the current month compared to last month, as Dr. Ali Musa, director of the Zabadani National Hospital dedicated to treating Corona patients, stated that the number of patients in the hospital on a daily basis during the current month ranged between 10 and 12 patients while it was last month Between 16 and 17 patients, which indicates a trend towards a decrease and stability of the infection curve, stressing the importance of strict application of preventive measures to break the cycle of infection with the virus.
In Al-Mujtahid Hospital (as another example of the indications of case numbers), the number of daily visitors to the hospital with symptoms similar to the symptoms of Corona, since the beginning of this month until today, ranged between 8 and 15 patients, while during the last month, between 20 and 30 patients, most of whom were severely infected cases, were visited according to the authority's director. General Hospital of Damascus (Mujtahid) Dr. Ahmed Abbas to SANA.
The number of cases currently receiving treatment in Al-Mujtahid Hospital reaches 20 cases distributed among the isolation and intensive care departments, according to Dr. Abbas, who saw that this is an indication of a decrease in cases, but it does not mean complete stability in the injury curve and the commitment to health instructions should not be neglected, and this decrease should not justify individuals' recklessness with procedures. Personal protection.
It is noteworthy that the new Corona virus has so far killed two million 131,564 people around the world since its outbreak began last December.