Coronavirus — 32,443 New Cases in Azerbaijan

  • Currently, the number of active patients is 4,868 people.
  • The special quarantine regime, which has been in force since March 24, has been extended until August 31.
  • A modular hospital for the treatment of patients with coronavirus was opened in Gobustan.

Another 286 people were found to be infected with COVID-19 in Azerbaijan, the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers said on Sunday. So far, the total number of people infected with the virus has reached 32,443, of whom 27,113 have recovered and 462 have died.

COVID-19 was confirmed to have spread to Azerbaijan when its first case was confirmed in February 2020. As of August 3, there were 32,443 cases and 462 deaths.

According to the agency, 639 people recovered and 8 died within the last 24 hours. Currently, the number of active patients is 4,868 people. So far, 739,963 tests have been conducted in Azerbaijan. Today’s test number is 6727.

The first case of coronavirus infection in Azerbaijan was registered on February 28. The special quarantine regime, which has been in force since March 24, has been extended until August 31. The Cabinet of Ministers has eased the special quarantine regime since May 4. In June, the agency began a home isolation regime on weekends to prevent coronavirus.

At present, cases of coronavirus infection in Azerbaijan are not only detected among people coming to the country from abroad, but also the fact that people are already infecting each other within the country, the organization said.

Although the Cabinet of Ministers did not name specific cities and regions, it said that there were cases of infection among people living in different regions of Azerbaijan.

Officials say that families with young children, the elderly, people in need of medical care, and women continue to be brought to Azerbaijan from other countries with quarantine for 14-21 days, with limited preference and, if necessary, within the established schedule.

The Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers said that the patients placed in special hospitals and under observation feel normal and their health is stable. The coronavirus is already detected in the country not only in evacuees but also in people infecting each other within the country.

So far, coronavirus has been detected in people returning to Azerbaijan from Germany, France, Turkey, and Iran.

Modular Hospital for Patients with Coronavirus Opened in Gobustan

A modular hospital for the treatment of patients with coronavirus was opened in Gobustan. The opening was attended by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. The head of state was informed about the conditions created in the modular hospital.

It was noted that the hospital complex, consisting of three buildings with 100 wards and 200 beds, is equipped with a centralized oxygen generator system as well as a centralized ventilation system.

The necessary conditions have been created here for the admission and treatment of coronavirus patients with moderate symptoms. Adequate work is underway to provide additional equipment to receive patients with severe symptoms.

Ilham Aliyev is an Azerbaijani politician who is the fourth president of Azerbaijan, in office since 2003. He also functions as the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party, Non Aligned Movement and the head of Azerbaijan’s National Olympic Committee.

If not necessary, that is, at the end of the fight against the pandemic, this corps can be easily transferred to other areas and used for other purposes. For example, they can be used for military units, border guards, training or in emergency situations, for sleeping, and domestic services.

It should be noted that in accordance with the relevant instructions of President Ilham Aliyev, within the framework of preventive comprehensive measures taken to prevent a pandemic and protect public health, the construction of 10 modular-type hospital complexes began in the country.

On May 7, the first module-type building for infectious diseases was commissioned in the Clinical Medical Center No. 1 in Baku, on June 9 – the building in the United City Hospital No. 28 in the Bilgah village, Sumgayit city hospital No. 1 and the hospital in the Saray village of Absheron region, June 24 – building in the Ganja city hospital, and on July 6 – a modular hospital in the Khatai region.

Another modular building for infectious diseases has been built in the Gobustan region. These complexes are built next to the district central hospitals, and are attached to them, which provides unified management and medical coordination to provide patients with coronavirus with the necessary medical services.

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Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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