Bahrain’s residents urged to stay safe after 28 Covid-19 deaths yesterday

by BTM

Tue, 25 May 2021

Bahrain’s residents urged to stay safe after 28 Covid-19 deaths yesterday

The Ministry of Health has called on citizens and residents to adhere to Covid-19 safety precautions after the devastating news that 28 people died from the coronavirus yesterday, by far the highest single-day number in Bahrain since the pandemic began.

The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the 28 deceased, and all those who have died as a result of the impact of the virus. It also expressed hopes for a full and rapid recovery of all the existing Covid-19 cases receiving treatment.

According to the latest figures, 852 people have died and there are 23,310 active cases. Of these, 349 are receiving treatment and 203 are in critical condition.

The vaccination drive continues to be a success, with 884,922 taking their first dose and 716,760 having had their second.

The ministry continued to stress the important of vaccinations and urged residents to register for and take the booster doses of the coronavirus vaccinations.

It said: “Vaccinations are our best protection against Covid-19, in reducing infection rates and reducing the severity of symptoms and complications that may lead to death.

“Our data shows that those who were unvaccinated accounted for 95 percent of the total number of deaths in Bahrain due to complications from the virus, which confirms how important the role of vaccination is in raising levels of immunity and immunisation.”

Finally, there was a call to adhere to precautionary measures including:

  1. Register for vaccinations or booster shots as soon as possible.
  2. Wash and sanitise hands frequently.
  3. Stay at home except for necessities.
  4. Limit gatherings to within the same family and with no more than six people at a time.
  5. Wear a mask at all times in public spaces and keep a safe distance from others.
  6. Call 444 immediately if you feel any symptoms.