A 48-year-old male, Hussein Ahmed Issa Barakat, has died this morning at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), following infection with COVID-19.
The serving inmate was being treated at SMC under the supervision and care of the Ministry of Health. His condition required his placement on a respirator in recent days.
A review of the deceased’s medical records has confirmed that he was vaccinated in February and March this year.
In accordance with COVID-19 procedures for inmates, the deceased was isolated following a positive COVID-19 test and placed under the care of the Ministry of Health prior to his transfer to the Salmaniya Medical Complex on the 29th of May.
The deceased was in regular contact with his family throughout his illness, via video and voice calls.