Adeel Urrehman1*, Amna Subhan1 and Christopher Khor2
1Aga Khan University Hospital AKUH, Pakistan
2Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
*Corresponding Author: Adeel Urrehman, Aga Khan University Hospital AKUH, Pakistan.
Received: April 22, 2020; Published: April 30, 2020
As of 23th April 2020, there are nearly 2.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 187,000 fatalities across the world due to the pandemic. Cohort studies revealed that approximately 30% of cases have no symptoms, while majority of 55% have mild-moderate symptoms that do not require hospitalization, and the remaining 10% have severe symptoms needing hospital admission, while 5% need ICU care for ventilatory support [1-3]. Mortality is variable in different regions ranging from 1.6 - 12% with overall figures of approximately 6.7%. It is a highly contagious infection with the virus testing positive in various bodily fluids as follows: bronchoalveolar lavage fluid 93%, nasal swabs 63% and feces 29% . Exponential increases in infection numbers indicate how rapidly the virus has spread across the globe, infecting every country in all continents.
Citation: Adeel Urrehman., et al. “GI Endoscopy in the Era of COVID-19; Is it Remodelling Our Routine Practices?”. Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.4 (2020): 22-23.
Copyright: © 2020 Adeel Urrehman., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.