Ministry of Public Health today announced the registration of 830 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as well as 146 new recovered cases in the last 24 hours.
Now, total tests are at 112,963 and total cases are 17,972 of which 15, 890 are active. Recoveries are at 2070 while 12 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.