Bahrain has detected 414 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, mostly in foreign workers and some from recent arrivals to the island kingdom, according to health officials.
Health officials said that 258 foreign workers were detected with the virus in the past 24 hours, 136 others were infected from local contacts while 20 cases were detected in recent arrivals from abroad.
The Ministry of Health also confirmed 318 patients recovered from coronavirus in the past day, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 7,728 so far.
Bahrain’s death toll due to COVID-19 currently stands at 21 as of Thursday.
Out of the 5,480 active cases, 5,471 are currently in stable condition while nine patients are currently under critical care.
Over 330733 Covid-19 tests has been conducted in Bahrain which when compared to the population in Bahrain, is the highest among countries, highlighted Dr Jameela Al Salman-Consultant of Infectious and Internal Diseases at Salmaniya Medical Complex.
During the press conference, officials highlighted that 60% of the Covid-19 cases in Bahrain have recovered, which is a good rate in the region.
“All measures that we follow, even to receive the best recovery percentage compared to countries regionally and internationally is due to the healthcare, early-stage test, isolation of the cases and providing the treatment protocol, following the updates related to Covid-19 and continuous research,” said Dr Jameela at a press conference yesterday.
In addition to this, the bed capacity at Bahrain's Covid-19 facilities increased with Isolation and treatment capacity at 7,187 beds, of which 4,884 are currently occupied and quarantine capacity at 3,410 beds, of which 599 are currently occupied.
Individuals must contact the Kingdom’s health authorities as soon as they experience COVID-19, stated the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health and member of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Dr Waleed Al Manea. He reiterated that early detection would guarantee swift isolation and treatment while limiting potential public exposure to active cases.