COVID-19: Jeddah and Riyadh report high incidence of patients in critical condition


Dubai: The high incidence of critical conditions arising out of coronavirus infections in Jeddah and Riyadh has been linked to a failure to adhere to healthy behaviours, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, Dr Mohammad Al Abdali, said, according to Saudi Sabaq online newspaper. 

The spokesperson stressed the importance of exercising caution during this period and the need to adhere to precautionary measures and healthy behaviours to prevent a second wave of the outbreak.  He added: “We do not want to see any more critical cases or health problems resulting from irresponsible behaviour. Unfortunately, we found some [such] behaviours which are reckless and risk lives.”  He further said:

“We have noticed in some cities a rise even in the number of critical cases, and this is due to lack of adherence to healthy behaviours. We do not want to see more critical situations or [further] health problems.”

Saudi Arabia has reported 87,142 coronavirus cases as of June 1, and a total of 525 deaths. The kingdom’s recoveries have jumped to 64,306.

Source : GulfNews