The Ministry of Health announced that 72 of the 73 new cases are of expat workers who have been detected as part of an ongoing proactive campaign to test expatriate workers in their places of residence.
All the new active cases had not left their places of residence. Further preventative measures have been taken for all contacts of the new cases, including testing and precautionary quarantine to ensure their safety as well as the safety of the community.
The Ministry of Health had announced yesterday that mobile testing units, supported by Police, continue to test expatriate workers in their places of residence in Manama, Hidd, Ras Zuwayed, Aleker, Nuwaidrat, Alnuaim, Bukuwara, Salmabad, Askar and Sitra.
The new cases were announced today early morning on the webpage that was developed to show up-to-date Coronavirus (COVID-19) information in Bahrain.
Currently, a total of 58,503 people have been tested and the total number of confirmed active cases is 441, amongst which 3 patients are in critical condition. To date, 551 patients have been discharged and 6 deaths have been confirmed.