SUKHUM / AQW'A — Four individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 are currently receiving treatment at the Gudauta Hospital. Milana Benia, the head of the infectious diseases department at the facility, shared this information.
"The situation regarding the coronavirus infection remains stable, but we do have patients diagnosed with it. Currently, four individuals are under treatment in our department. Apart from COVID-19, they have other health complications, including diabetes, and heart and lung diseases. Their conditions are somewhat severe," she noted.
According to Benia, the majority of coronavirus cases tend to be mild. The virus most frequently affects elderly individuals. She added, "The treatment protocol has evolved compared to when COVID-19 presented in more complex forms. The recovery time varies depending on the overall health of the patients, their chronic illnesses, and can range from ten days to three weeks."
"Our hospital also treats patients from other cities and regions. One such patient, referred to us from the cardiology department of the Sukhum Hospital, has heart issues alongside a mild form of the virus. Another patient from Türkiye, without any lung complications, was treated at our facility. After her recovery, she was discharged with recommendations," Benia further clarified.
The head of the infectious diseases department at Gudauta Hospital also pointed out that they receive daily inquiries from COVID-19 patients, most of whom undergo outpatient treatment and self-isolation. Only those with severe symptoms or underlying health issues are admitted to the hospital.
In a recent report by the INDEPENDENT, scientists have warned of a new wave of COVID-19 and stress the importance of returning to mask-wearing. Experts in the UK and US are urging the public to reinstate precautionary measures and wear masks to prevent the further spread of the virus.