37pc reduction in Covid cases

BAHRAIN recorded an almost 37 per cent drop in the number of daily new active coronavirus cases last week compared with the rest of October, it has emerged.

For the first 24 days of the month the daily average was 380 cases which dropped to 239 from October 25 until Saturday.

This is against an all-time high average of 660 daily cases from September 15 to 30.

Saturday saw 179 new cases, the lowest since August 30, when the number of daily cases had dropped to as low as 183.

Last Sunday, 280 new cases were recorded, down from 401 the previous day. The number dropped to 278 on Monday, followed by 232 the next day, 257 on Wednesday, 240 on Thursday and 204 on Friday.


A total of 10,781 new cases were recorded last month of which 84.5pc (9,111) was in the first 24 days and the remaining 15.5pc (1,670) in the last week.

According to official data, 13,881 people recovered from the infection last month, of which 11,636 (83.8pc) recovered in the first 24 days and the remaining 2,245 (16.2pc) in the last week.

Last month also saw a consistent drop in the weekly average as recorded by the Health Ministry’s weekly updates with cluster cases.

From 438.3 in the first week it went down to 384 in the second week, 326.6 the following week and 302.14 in the last week – the lowest since July 9.

Meanwhile, last month recorded the highest number of Covid-19 fatalities (70), with the total touching 321. September recorded 61 deaths, 43 in August, 60 in July, 68 in June, 11 in May and four each in April and March.

The GDN reported earlier that the youngest female fatality, a 31-year-old Bahraini, and the oldest fatality, a 96-year-old Bahraini woman, were also recorded last month, on October 18.

However, the death rate is only 0.39 per cent of the total number of cases in the country which stands at 81,645, including 2,605 active cases and 78,719 recoveries. The GDN reported last month that there was a steady decline in Covid-19 cases from September 10 until October 14, with a 45pc drop in daily active cases, which according officials, revealed the positive public response to the call to #Commit4Bahrain.

This follows the #Commit4Bahrain campaign, extended until October 14, to combat the spread of the coronavirus, after the country witnessed an unprecedented spike in early September.

On September 1, the number of new cases was 468, while on September 30 it was 442. From September 15 until the month-end 9,899 new active cases were recorded. The month recorded the highest daily cases of 841 on September 16, ever since Bahrain reported its first positive Covid-19 case on February 21 – a 28-year-old Bahraini school bus driver, while the first fatality was registered on March 16, a male citizen, 65, who returned from Iran.


Source: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/896356/37pc-reduction-in-Covid-cases


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