My thanks to Helen Branswell, @FluTrackers and @Ironorehopper for tweeting this latest update from the Saudi Ministry of Health where – for the second time today – they’ve released a double-digit update. This time, they have 13 new cases on the list, bringing the day’s total to 24.
While the number of cases is concerning, one very good sign is the increase in the amount of information this update is providing on each case. A nice summary at the top, and individual case details (including dates of hospital admission), are welcome additions to this latest release.
Hopefully this will be a sign of continued better organization, and more openness, from the Saudi Ministry of Health.
Of particular note with this release, the MOH is acknowledging 4 more cases in the Holy City (Mecca), which must be a concern for those planning on making the pilgrimage this year (Umrah or Hajj) and for its organizers. Also, only one HCW case (fatal) was reported, as well as only 1 asymptomatic case, bucking recent trends that have seen a large surge in both types of cases.
The total number of confirmed cases recently: 13
• Distribution of cases, cities of the Kingdom:
5 cases in Riyadh city
2 two in Jeddah
4 cases in the Holy City
If one in Madinah
one case reported by the who representative in Jordan for hypnotic Saudi citizen
• Distribution of cases at hospitals in Saudi Arabia
5 cases in the military hospital in Riyadh.
If one at King Faisal specialist hospital in Jeddah
If one in a hospital in Medina
If one in the security forces hospital in the Holy City
3 cases in Al Noor hospital in Makkah
• Health status of cases:
one case without symptoms
3 stable situations and hypnotic in suites
If one stable Jordan
6 cases in intensive care
• Details of cases
1/80-year citizen, has diabetes and high blood pressure and chronic renal failure and cancer in the blood, entered the military hospital in Riyadh on 28/3/2014, died in date 22 April 2014.
2/def 69 years, has diabetes and high blood pressure, entered a military hospital in Riyadh on 18 April 2014 complaining of symptoms of diabetic foot, then was hit by pneumonia, hypnotic in hospital on artificial respiratory.
3/a 70 years old, has a heart disease and chronic lung disease entered a military hospital in Riyadh on 4 April 2014 with pneumonia, hypnotic in hospital on artificial respiratory.
4/citizen 72 years, has diabetes and high blood pressure, entered a military hospital in Riyadh on 5 April 2014 and then was hit by pneumonia hypnotic in hospital on artificial respiratory.
5/an 88 years has diabetes, hypertension and stroke, the military hospital in Riyadh on 27/3/2014 and then was hit by pneumonia and his condition is stable.
6/41-year citizen contacts of the confirmed case in Jeddah and there are no symptoms.
7/def 74 years, entered King Faisal Hospital in Jeddah on 14 April 2014 suffer symptoms of anemia, symptoms of pneumonia on 20 April 2014 hypnotic in intensive care.
8/46-year citizen entered the security forces hospital in the Holy City on 21 April 2014 with respiratory symptoms sedation in intensive care.
9/68 citizen entered the Al Noor hospital in Makkah on 12 April 2014, a sample negative on 14 April 2014, became positive on 22 April 2014 hypnotized in intensive care.
10/moatamer Turkish nationality, 65, entered the hospital in the Holy City with respiratory symptoms, his health stable.
11/sexuality Klaus's 52-year resident income of Al Noor hospital in Makkah on 18/4/2014 died on 22 April 2014.
12/13 year old citizen who has asthma, he developed respiratory symptoms on 9/4/2014, entered a hospital in Medina on 21st April 2014 stable condition.
13/the case reported by the who representative in Jordan for a 25 years in Burwood, the Ministry was informed of the positive test result, still in Jordan and stable condition.
• Two deaths of two patients were suspected and confirmed and condition is as follows:
- resident working in the health field in Al-kharj, 45, and suffering from chronic illness and sadly passed away on 21st April 2014
- a 29-year-old was infection and died in King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah on 22 April 2014