The Ministry of Health announced the death of a 46-year-old male expatriate, a registered active case of coronavirus Covid-19 suffering from underlying and chronic health problems Saturday morning.

The patient, along with all other active Covid-19 cases, had been placed in isolation and received extensive 24-hour treatment from a specialised medical team. The Ministry of Health expresses its heartfelt condolences to the individual’s family at this difficult time.

Yesterday a 66-year-old female Bahraini national, a registered active case of Coronavirus Covid-19 suffering from underlying and chronic health problems was reported as the 22nd fatality from coronavirus.

The latest update reveals (06 May, 9:30 am) over 55  Covid-19 cases currently receiving treatment, of which 11 are in a critical condition.  Over 5,216 cases are stable out of a total of 5,227 active cases. The total number of discharged recovered cases totals to 8585. Bahrain has so far conducted over 354122 tests.

Meanwhile, asymptomatic active COVID-19 cases will now have the option to self-isolate at home from Sunday 07 June 2020.

Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health, HE Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa,  highlighted that all services provided and guidelines to be followed will be in line with standards approved by the World Health Organization. Positive cases will be directed to the Shamel Field Hospital (Comprehensive Disability Center) for triaging and assessment.

Patients who meet the set criteria and opt to self-isolate at home will be issued an electronic bracelet and receive the needed medical supplies for the isolation period. This will include masks, sterile gloves, and basic medications if required.

Symptoms that may develop must be reported. The home self-isolation period is 14 days and a ‘Self-Isolation Exit Test Appointment’ will be required in order for patients to be officially discharged.