Coronavirus (COVID-19) Collection
The role of supporting services in driving SARS-CoV-2 transmission within healthcare settings: A multicenter seroprevalence studyThe emergence of SARS-CoV-2 (causing COVID-19) in December 2019 rapidly evolved into a pandemic, with cumulative numbers of more than 83 million confirmed cases and 1.8 million deaths globally according to WHO (2021a). During the lengthy course of this pandemic, The Lancet (2020) reported that workers within healthcare facilities had been working at maximum capacity for many hours and over many shifts, and in some settings with limited protection. Being a frontline healthcare worker was found to be one of the risk factors for acquiring COVID-19, as shown in many serological studies, such as that by Galanis et al.
Characteristics of healthcare workers infected with COVID-19: A cross-sectional observational studyCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a newly emerging infectious disease that was first identified in China in December 2019. It is caused by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and later on March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic (Gan et al., 2020). In Oman, the first two cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed on February 24, 2020; both cases were travel-related (Khamis et al., 2020).