Over 8,259 Covid-19 tests were conducted yesterday (19 June) health officials confirmed. The Ministry of Health detected 486 new cases of the COVID-19 in foreign workers, contacts and some from recent arrivals to the island kingdom, according to health officials.

Health officials said that 270 expatriate workers were detected with the virus in the past 24 hours, 212 others were infected from local contacts while four cases were detected in recent arrivals from abroad.

The Ministry of Health also confirmed that 591 patients recovered from coronavirus bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 15,287 so far.

The latest update (19 June) reveals that there are currently 174 Covid-19 cases receiving treatment, of which 36 are in a critical condition. Over 5,536 cases are stable out of a total of 5,572 active cases. The total number of discharged recovered cases totals to 15,287. Bahrain has conducted over 4,62,627 tests. Bahrain has recorded the total death toll from Covid-19 to 57.

Project Manager of Public Hospital Autonomy at the Supreme Council of Health, Lt. Col. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Ansari Dr Al Ansari noted that the percentage of active cases in the past week versus recovering cases has ranged between 0.8% to 1.6%, and accordingly it is again advised for all to strictly follow the precautionary measures.

Earlier at the press conference, Dr Al Ansari stressed that the Kingdom is fully prepared and equipped for any future action that may be required, noting Bahrain can deal with 10,000 active cases per day based on the existing level of preparedness.

Moreover, Dr Al Ansari reiterated the importance for citizens and residents to vigilantly follow all measures aimed at safeguarding the community and mitigating the spread of the virus.