Corona cases in Bahrain surpass 16,000 

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Doctors and nurses are seen doing their final check on the equipment in a makeshift ICU
Doctors and nurses are seen doing their final check on the equipment in a makeshift ICU "Field Intensive Care Unit 1" to treat coronavirus critical patients, at a car park of Bahrain Defense Force Hospital in Riffa, Bahrain. — Courtesy photo



MANAMA — With 469 new cases detected during the past 24 hours, the overall tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bahrain reached 16,200, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.

The new cases were detected after 7,899 COVID-19 tests were carried out across Bahrain.

Out of the newly reported cases, 220 were detected among expatriate workers, 242 are of people who came into contact with previously infected individuals, and seven cases are related to travel.

Meanwhile, 503 people recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 11,109.

There are currently 79 people receiving treatment in Bahrain, out of which 14 are in a critical condition, the ministry added. So far, 5,048 cases out of a total of 5,062 active cases are stable.

The virus-related death toll in Bahrain stands at 29. — Agencies


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