Ministry of Public Health today announced the registration of 1130 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as well as 129 new recovered cases in the last 24 hours.
Now, total tests are at 124,554 and total cases are 21,331 of which 18,819 are active. Recoveries are at 2,449 while 13 fatalities have so far been reported.
The Ministry explained that most of the new cases are due to expatriate workers who have been infected with the virus as a result of contact with individuals who have been previously infected – theses cases have been identified as a result of investigations carried out by the Ministry.
The number of daily tests performed depends on the number of contacts individuals confirmed to be infected with the virus have had, as well as the random tests that are taking place in different parts of the country.