SITUATION REPORT OF COVID 19 IN THE REGION OF MURCIA APRIL 6, 2020
In the Region of Murcia up to the date of the report, 1259 confirmed cases of COVID infection have been registered19.
The first case was declared on March 6 and confirmed as positive on March 8.
As of today, 290 cases are admitted to hospitals in the Region, of which 58 are in the ICU.
61% of confirmed patients are in home isolation.
156 patients have been epidemiologically discharged and 59 deaths have occurred.
The diagnostic tests carried out for the detection of coronaviruses have been 9,289. Figure 1 details the number of cases confirmed by COVID-19 in the Region of Murcia from the beginning to April 5, 2020.
Who is at risk of developing a serious illness?
We still have a lot to learn about how COVID-2019 affects humans, but it seems 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