Thu, 02 July 2020
Deaths due to the coronavirus outbreak in Bahrain has risen to 93 as of the morning of July 2. The Ministry of Health has tested 564,365 people to date with 27,414 individuals testing positive to date.
The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health and member of the National Medical Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus (COVID-19), Dr. Waleed Al Manea, highlighted that Team Bahrain, led by HRH the Crown Prince, continues its determined effort in safeguarding the health of the Kingdom’s citizens and residents. “Responsibly following guidelines ensures frontline workers, first responders and medical staff are supported and protected at this time,” said Dr. Al Manea.
The number of active cases in the Kingdom is currently 5373 with 52 patients critical, 84 receiving treatment and the rest stable. To date, 21948 people have successfully been treated and discharged.
Home Quarantine Period Now 10 Days
The home quarantine period for travellers and contacts of active cases has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days. “This decision was made after a broad study conducted by the task force, who continue to make medical recommendations based on local and global health updates as well as wide-ranging indicators measuring the spread of the virus in the community,” he said.
Patients Receiving Free Treatment in Isolation
Turning to registered cases receiving free treatment within isolation, Dr. Al Manea outlined that current isolation and treatment capability is at 8,303 beds, of which 3,433 beds are occupied. 1,904 active asymptomatic cases meeting the required criteria are following optional home self-isolation measures.
Dr. Al Manea then provided statistics on recovered cases within the Kingdom, noting that the recovery rate has reached 78.81%, with a death rate of 0.33%.
Individuals experiencing symptoms should call 444 and follow instructions.
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