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Symptomatic COVID-19 Cases Admitted to Al Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital, Mid Euphrates Region of Iraq till May 2020

Hassan Raji Jallab.

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Background: People all over the world were alarmed on February 2020 by the Wuhan lock down, a Chinese big city, because of the discovery of a new coronavirus with a major health threat. The virus was initially named 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), but now is known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2).Until February 27th 2020, the virus has infected more than 82,294 and has caused fatality in 2,804 cases.
Aim of the study: The current study was aiming at evaluating the clinical outcome of a sample of symptomatic patients with COVID-19 admitted to Al-Diwaniyah teaching hospital at Al-Diwaniyah Province in the mid-Euphrates region of Iraq.
Patients and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted at Al-Diwaniyah teaching hospital at Al-Diwaniyah Province in the mid-Euphrates region of Iraq during the period extending from February the 2nd 2020 till May the 2nd 2020. The study included 11 patients, 6 males and 5 females with an age range of 19 to 60 years.
Results: The rage range was between 19 and 60 years. The study included 6 males and 5 females. All patients were from urban areas. The major manifestations reported in all cases were fever, headache and upper respiratory tract symptoms followed by sudden attack of shortness of breath with 5-7 days. Various occupations were reported such as students, housewife, self employee, employee and retried. The outcome was cure in 5 cases. Five cases are still under clinical observation and supportive measures till now. One case fatality was observed and he was a 60 years old male with bronchogenic carcinoma.
Conclusion: Symptomatic cases are low in number in our province and cure is the main outcome however mortality is expected even with respiratory support at intensive care unit.

Key words: COVID-19 Al-Diwaniyah teaching hospital, Iraq


 
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Hassan Raji Jallab. Symptomatic COVID-19 Cases Admitted to Al Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital, Mid Euphrates Region of Iraq till May 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.31838/ejmcm.07.01.13


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Hassan Raji Jallab (2020) Symptomatic COVID-19 Cases Admitted to Al Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital, Mid Euphrates Region of Iraq till May 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.31838/ejmcm.07.01.13



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Hassan Raji Jallab. 2020. Symptomatic COVID-19 Cases Admitted to Al Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital, Mid Euphrates Region of Iraq till May 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.31838/ejmcm.07.01.13



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Hassan Raji Jallab. "Symptomatic COVID-19 Cases Admitted to Al Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital, Mid Euphrates Region of Iraq till May 2020." doi:https://doi.org/10.31838/ejmcm.07.01.13



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Hassan Raji Jallab. "Symptomatic COVID-19 Cases Admitted to Al Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital, Mid Euphrates Region of Iraq till May 2020." doi:https://doi.org/10.31838/ejmcm.07.01.13



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Hassan Raji Jallab (2020) Symptomatic COVID-19 Cases Admitted to Al Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital, Mid Euphrates Region of Iraq till May 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.31838/ejmcm.07.01.13








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