Five more COVID-19 deaths; overall confirmed cases surpass 27,000 | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Five more COVID-19 deaths; overall confirmed cases surpass 27,000

TDT | Manama

The Ministry of Health announced yesterday that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed five more lives in Bahrain. The deceased included three Bahraini men aged 88, 62 and 67; an 88-yearold Bahraini woman; and a 60-year-old expatriate man. Their passing brought the overall number of coronavirus-related deaths in the Kingdom to 92.

The Health Ministry expressed its condolences to the victims’ families. Meanwhile, it was announced early this morning that out of 10,126 COVID-19 tests conducted yesterday, 656 new cases were detected. From these, 435 were expatriate workers, 218 were contacts of active cases, and three were travel-related.

Their detection brought the overall number of confirmed cases in Bahrain to over 27,000 ever since the first case was reported. There were also 617 additional recoveries from the virus yesterday, the Health Ministry said.

After confirming that the patients were free of COVID-19, they were released from their respective isolation and treatment centres, bringing the total number of discharged in Bahrain to 21,948. The total number of current active cases went to 5,374, of which 84 are receiving treatment, with 52 in critical condition. The remaining 5,322 cases are stable. The total tested increased to 564,365.

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