Arabic local newspaper Alrai reported that The spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad announced that about 74.3 percent of the total registered employees of the Ministry of Education had been vaccinated against the Corona virus, by more than 66,518 people, calling on all teachers to speed up taking the vaccine to protect them and those around them.
In a press conference held the day before yesterday to review the health situation, Al-Sanad pointed out that the average occupancy of intensive care 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, indicating that The average occupancy rate is now 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 percent, indicating that it is still within the global range.
With regard to active cases, Al-Sanad 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 15,000 cases.
Regarding the ratio of infections to swabs, he explained that there is relative 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 percent of the total daily cases.
Dr. Al-Sanad reviewed the distribution of daily infections to the governorates, indicating that with regard to the governorates with the most recorded daily injuries within a month, the most number of injuries were detected in Hawalli Governorate, then Ahmadi, then Farwaniya, then Jahra, and finally the Capital.
Regarding the latest developments in the vaccination campaign, he stressed that it is continuing and witnessing a great turnout from all segments of society, and that during the last period there has been an increased focus on the need to vaccinate male and female teachers who are affiliated with “education”.
He stated that the efforts of the Ministry’s mobile field vaccination units resulted in the provision of the vaccine to a large number of basic service providers in society and those concerned with direct interaction with the public, and included workers in cooperative societies and their commercial activities.
He explained that 41 cooperative societies in all governorates received the vaccine, their number 16,322, among them workers 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.
He pointed out that the general epidemiological indicators are increasing slightly, saying, “We still need to take caution in all our daily activities.”
Especially in this holy month, in which gatherings and social activities are essential features.
And he stressed the need to beware of large, unsafe gatherings at breakfast tables, and to take into account all preventive measures in the mosques, stressing that “the epidemic is not over yet and we have to end Ramadan this year in a better condition than we were before Ramadan.”