Six family members catch COVID-19 from a eight-year-old: Bahrain | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Six family members catch COVID-19 from a eight-year-old: Bahrain

TDT | Manama

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Six members of the same family turned positive in COVID-19 tests, which the Health Ministry’s contact tracing data found was from an eight-year-old child.

Those who tested positive include the child’s father, husband of an aunt and a cousin.

The details are according to the weekly contact tracing data released by the ministry.

According to the data, there were 474 confirmed cases from the 14th to 20th October 2021, of which 340 are Bahraini citizens and 134 expatriates.

The average number of cases during the week edged up to 68 from 67 reported last week.

The contact tracing data revealed that a four-member family in two households contracted the virus from a 15-year-old girl and her brother.

The girl’s parents, brother and cousin turned positive.

In another incident, a 22-year-old woman passed on the infection to her mother and siblings, resulting in a total of four positive cases in the same household.

In total, contact tracing during the period traced 122 close contacts.

Forty of the cases are travel-related, and 434 are local cases.