One-month-old baby in Oman infected with Covid-19 under observation

Image Credit: twitter @OmaniMOH
Image Credit: twitter @OmaniMOH

Muscat: A report by the Sultanate of Oman TV indicated that children infected with the Corona virus were lying in Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, including infants.

Dr. Raghad bint Muhammad Al Abdwaniyah, Senior Consultant of Pediatric Intensive Care at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, said: There are children infected with Covid 19 lying in the observation department.

She added: The ages of children infected with Covid-19 who are hospitalized in the pediatric department range from infants from one month to 12 years and 16 years old.

She continued, “Most of the children in our observation department either have chronic diseases and because of the presence of the virus, whether Covid 19 or others, which causes complications in their cases.”For example, people with epilepsy, when infected with Covid-19, have muscle spasms multiply. People with asthma and pneumonia may need external breathing assistance.

Dr. Farouk Youssef, an internal medicine specialist at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), said: “The rate of hospitalisation as a result of infection with Coronavirus (Covid-19) is approximately 2 cases per day, but the duration of stay for patients is lower than the previous periods, ranging from 3 to 6 days.”

Latest statistics indicate that more than 13,000 new infections have been recorded since the beginning of February in Oman, and 26 deaths.

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