Bahrain is witnessing the flattening of the curve of Covid-19 infections, reflecting the people’s commitment to health measures, said senior member Dr. Jameela Al Salman of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus.
Salman urged citizens and residents to continue comply with to precautionary measures “to achieve the desired goal of eliminating the virus”.
She said that between January and May 2021, 665 people died from the virus and that 90 percent of the fatalities were not vaccinated. People who have been vaccinated and still passed away were already suffering from chronic diseases.
Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health and member of the Taskforce, Dr., Waleed Khalifa Al Manea, highlighted the decision made last week to raise the capacity of the number of daily vaccination doses to 31,000 across 31 health centers across the kingdom.
Infectious Disease Consultant and Microbiologist at the BDF Hospital and member of the Taskforce, Lt. Col. Dr., Manaf Al Qahtani, clarified and addressed some of the speculation in the media about the reasons for the increase in the number of cases in intensive care units, which topped 300 by June 2.
He revealed that on June 1, the number of cases in intensive care wards reached 326, of which 270, or 83 percent, had not been vaccinated.