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COVID-19 INFORMATION & UPDATES

Live Updates COVID-19 CASES
  • World 42,523,116
    World
    Confirmed: 42,523,116
    Active: 9,929,364
    Recovered: 31,443,998
    Death: 1,149,754
  • USA 8,746,953
    USA
    Confirmed: 8,746,953
    Active: 2,819,508
    Recovered: 5,698,161
    Death: 229,284
  • India 7,814,682
    India
    Confirmed: 7,814,682
    Active: 680,644
    Recovered: 7,016,046
    Death: 117,992
  • UK 830,998
    UK
    Confirmed: 830,998
    Active: 786,427
    Recovered: N/A
    Death: 44,571
  • South Africa 712,412
    South Africa
    Confirmed: 712,412
    Active: 49,998
    Recovered: 643,523
    Death: 18,891
  • Italy 484,869
    Italy
    Confirmed: 484,869
    Active: 186,002
    Recovered: 261,808
    Death: 37,059
  • Germany 417,350
    Germany
    Confirmed: 417,350
    Active: 97,060
    Recovered: 310,200
    Death: 10,090
  • Bangladesh 396,413
    Bangladesh
    Confirmed: 396,413
    Active: 78,587
    Recovered: 312,065
    Death: 5,761
  • Philippines 365,799
    Philippines
    Confirmed: 365,799
    Active: 46,193
    Recovered: 312,691
    Death: 6,915
  • Saudi Arabia 344,157
    Saudi Arabia
    Confirmed: 344,157
    Active: 8,315
    Recovered: 330,578
    Death: 5,264
  • Pakistan 327,063
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 327,063
    Active: 10,235
    Recovered: 310,101
    Death: 6,727
  • UAE 122,273
    UAE
    Confirmed: 122,273
    Active: 6,730
    Recovered: 115,068
    Death: 475
  • Bahrain 79,574
    Bahrain
    Confirmed: 79,574
    Active: 3,120
    Recovered: 76,143
    Death: 311
  • Sri Lanka 7,153
    Sri Lanka
    Confirmed: 7,153
    Active: 3,494
    Recovered: 3,644
    Death: 15

 

While the coronavirus is still in our communities and is still contagious,  American Mission Hospital (AMH)  is among the safest places in healthcare today. Concerned about COVID-19 and want to speak to a provider? Coming in for your first visit in a few months? You should feel confident we’re keeping your family and our caregivers safe.

We have started to test for COVID at American Mission Hospital – FOR ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS ONLY

  •   Testing would be done at American Mission Hospital – Manama on Saturday to Thursday between 12 pm to 3 pm only
  •   Swabbing will be done by General practitioners
  •   No children below 14 years of age will be swabbed
  •   Consent is mandatory before swabbing

  For Booking Call: 17 177 711

American Mission Hospital launches Telemedicine for Reaching Communities

Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology. The approach has been through a striking evolution in the last decade and it is becoming an increasingly important part of the healthcare infrastructure.

Resilience is the ability to absorb the shock and disruption to what is normal. We are on the brink of a “new normal” that will “witness a dramatic restructuring of the economic and social order in which business and society have traditionally operated”. As a healthcare organization we are in the frontline of this storm and will continue to play an important role in shaping the post COVID recovery. (Read More..)

Telemedicine Benefits

Using telemedicine as an alternative to in-person visits has a host of benefits for patients and providers alike.

Patients enjoy:

  • Less time away from work
  • No travel expenses or time
  • Less interference with child or elder care responsibilities
  • Privacy
  • No exposure to other potentially contagious patients

Patient education: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – (The Basics)

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019, or “COVID-19,” is an infection caused by a specific type of virus. It first appeared in late 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China. This infection was called “2019 novel coronavirus” until the World Health Organization (WHO) gave it a new name in February 2020.
People with COVID-19 can have fever, cough, and trouble breathing. Problems with breathing happen when the infection affects the lungs and causes pneumonia.
Most cases of COVID-19 are in China. But there have been cases in other places, too, including in the United States. Most of these happened when people got the infection in China and then traveled to other countries.
Some people probably got the infection from animals that had the virus. But it can also be spread through contact with other people who had the virus. Experts are studying this new virus and will continue to learn more about it over time.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms usually start a few days after a person is infected with the virus. But in some people it can take even longer for symptoms to appear.
Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Trouble breathing
  • Feeling tired
  • Muscle aches

Some people have no symptoms, or only have mild symptoms. But in other people, COVID-19 can lead to serious problems like pneumonia, not getting enough oxygen, or even death. This is more common in people who have other health problems.

Should I see a doctor or nurse?
If you have a fever with cough or trouble breathing and might have been exposed to COVID-19, call your doctor or nurse.
If your symptoms are not severe, it is best to call your doctor, nurse, or clinic before you go in. They can tell you what to do and where to go. If you do need to go to the clinic or hospital, you will need to put on a face mask. The staff might also have you wait some place away from other people.
If you are severely ill and need to go to the clinic or hospital right away, you should still call ahead. This way the staff can care for you while taking steps to protect others.
Your doctor or nurse will do an exam and ask about your symptoms. They will also ask questions about where you live, and whether you have had contact with people who might be sick or with animals.

Will I need tests?
Yes. If your doctor or nurse suspects you have COVID-19, they will do tests on samples of fluid taken from inside your nose and mouth. They might also test fluid from your lungs, as well as your urine and stool (bowel movements). These tests can all show if you have COVID-19 or
another infection. Your doctor might also order a chest X-ray to check your lungs.

How is COVID-19 treated?
Many people with COVID-19 have only mild illness and can rest at home until they get better. If you have more severe illness, you might need to stay in the hospital, possibly in the intensive care unit (also called the “ICU”). There is no specific treatment for the infection, but the doctors
and nurses in the hospital can monitor and support your breathing and other body functions, and make you as comfortable as possible.You might need extra oxygen to help you breathe easily. If you are having a very hard time breathing, you might need to be put on a ventilator. This is a machine to help you breathe.

Can COVID-19 be prevented?
There are things you can do to reduce your chances of getting COVID-19.
Some experts recommend avoid travel  if it is not necessary. You can also protect yourself by washing your hands with soap and water often.
You can also lower your risk of infection by avoiding animals and markets that sell animal products. Do not eat raw meat, and do not eat food that might have been in contact with animals without washing, peeling, or boiling it first.

Practice the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15-20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear a face mask to protect yourself and others when you’re out in public.
  • Practice social distancing. Maintain a 6-foot distance from other people. Avoid crowds and groups of people.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Standard household cleansers and wipes are effective in cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and CDC recommends getting vaccinated, taking everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.

If someone in your home has COVID-19, there are things you can to do protect yourself:
As we learn more about this virus, expert recommendations will continue to change. Check with your doctor or public health official to get the most updated information about how to protect yourself.
Keep the sick person away from others – The sick person should stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom if possible.
Use face masks – The sick person should wear a face mask when they are in the same room as other people. If you are caring for the sick person, you can also protect yourself by wearing a face mask when you are in the room. This is especially important if the sick person cannot  wear a mask.
Be extra careful around body fluids – If you will be in contact with the sick person’s blood, mucus, or other body fluids, wear a disposable face mask, gown, and gloves. If any body fluids touch your skin, wash your hands with soap right away.
Clean often – It’s especially important to clean things that are touched a lot. This includes counters, bedside tables, doorknobs, computers, phones, and bathroom surfaces.
Wash hands – Wash your hands with soap and water often.

You can also find more information about COVID-19 at the following websites:
● United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):www.cdc.gov
● World Health Organization (WHO): www.who.int

 

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Block 307, P.O. Box: 1, Manama,
Bahrain

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Bahrain

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Last Updated: October 19, 2020
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