Bahrain: COVID-19 Indicators Show Reassuring Figures

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The indicators related to measuring the spread of the virus in society were reviewed today during a press conference.

The first indicator, which is the time taken to double the total cases, showed that the period of time taken to double the total cases in the Kingdom of Bahrain amounted to 21 days until the date of June 19 and there was no subsequent doubling until today, i.e. after 18 days have passed.

The last period of time for the multiplication of cases among citizens was 12 days on June 13 and there was no doubling to date, after 24 days, and the last doubling of cases between expatriates took 21 days on June 4 and there was no subsequent doubling of cases until today after 33 days have passed.

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The second indicator is the ratio of new existing cases versus recovering cases. In the past two weeks, the ratio of existing cases versus recovering cases ranged between 0.6 to 1.4 new cases for each recovering case with an average of 1.2.

A comparison of the percentage during the first two weeks of June, which amounted to 0.7 to 1.9 new cases for each recovering case show an improvement in this indicator.

The third indicator is the average of positive results from the total number of daily examinations, where the figures indicate that in the past two weeks, the percentage of positive examinations from the total number of examinations in the Kingdom ranged between 4.3% to 10%, with an average of 6.5%.

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The previous percentage for the period 1-14 June ranged between 4.7% to 9%, which reflects the absence of a noticeable change in this indicator.

The fourth indicator is the estimated instant reproduction number combined (R (t), where in the past two weeks the rate of immediate reproduction in the Kingdom ranged between 1.1 to 1.4, which indicates a marked decrease from the previous rate for the period 1 to 14 June when the rate ranged from 1.3 to 1.8.

“Everyone still has to make every effort to reach the limits of safe standards and achieve a ratio of less than 1, so that we can successfully overcome this challenge”, the officials said.

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