No age group immune to COVID-19, says health minister

[28-10-2020 04:16 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - The elderly are among the most affected by COVID-19 as many deaths are recorded among this age group while there is no age group that is immune to the respiratory disease.

In a briefing at the Prime Ministry on Wednesday, Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat said that the number of respirators exceeds the number of beds designated for COVID-19 patients, adding that work to address crowdedness in Al Bashir Hospital is in progress.

Obeidat highlighted that the Ministry of Health (MoH) is striving to enhance the health institutions' capacity and to follow up on the developments on vaccines through leasing private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients, which would exclusively admit patients of the lung disease.

The government will provide the people with a treatment of the disease once it is available, he noted.

The Minister said that 20 percent of COVID-19 patients are among the age group of 5-19 years, 13 percent are among the age group 19-24 years and merely 2.5 percent among children under the age of 5.

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