Arabic local newspaper Alqabas reported that The spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, announced today, Tuesday, that about 74.3% of the total registered employees of the Ministry of Education have been vaccinated against Corona virus, by more than 66,518. During the conference, Al-Sanad called on all male and female teachers to expedite the introduction of the vaccine to protect them and those around them.
He explained that all citizens and residents over the age of 65 can go to the vaccination center and receive the vaccine directly, and it is not necessary to have an appointment in advance.
He reviewed the health situation locally, pointing out that the average intensive care occupancy reached its peak in recent months, specifically the end of last March, followed by a decline, but it returned to continue to rise in the second week of April.
Al-Sanad indicated that the average occupancy rate is currently 36.8%, compared to 33.3% a week ago.
He explained that the increase in the average care occupancy rates within a week amounted to 3.5%, pointing out that it is still within the global range.
With regard to the active cases, he said that during the month of March, the index began a state of stability, followed by a slight increase after mid-April, as the active cases receiving treatment exceeded about 15 thousand cases.
On the ratio of injuries to swabs, he explained that there is relatively stability after the second half of last March, and in the past few days there was a slight increase, indicating that the ratio of infections to swabs is still in the high range. He pointed out that the percentage of non-Kuwaitis in the total number of confirmed daily cases increased, as the percentage of non-Kuwaitis was between 55 and 60% of the total daily cases.
Al-Sind reviewed the distribution of daily injuries to the governorates, indicating that with regard to the governorates with the most recorded daily infections within a month, the most number of injuries were detected in Hawalli Governorate, then Ahmadi, then Farwaniya, then Jahra, and finally the Capital.
On the latest developments in the vaccination campaign, he stated that it is continuing and witnessing a great turnout by all segments of society, and that during the last period there has been an increased focus on the need to vaccinate male and female educators from among the education personnel.
He mentioned that the efforts of the ministry’s mobile field vaccination units resulted in providing the vaccine to a large number of basic service providers in society and those concerned with direct interaction with the public, including workers in cooperative societies and their commercial activities.
He explained that 41 cooperative societies in all governorates received the vaccine, their number 16,322, including those working in the commercial activities of the associations in addition to 9406 workers in public facilities and services, and 3349 workers in parallel central markets, with a total of 29077.
Dr. Al-Sanad noticed that the general epidemiological indicators are increasing slightly, saying: We still need to take caution in all of our daily activities, especially in this holy month, whose main features are social gatherings and activities.
He stressed the need to beware of large, unsafe gatherings at breakfast tables, and to take into account all preventive measures in mosques, stressing that the epidemic is not over yet, and we must end Ramadan this year in a better condition than we were before Ramadan.