Two new patients raise coronavirus cases in Bahrain to 49

Patients had arrived at Bahrain International Airport via indirect flights from Iran and were taken to quarantine for monitoring

  

Two new cases of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) were registered yesterday, raising the number of confirmed cases in Bahrain to 49.

The new patients, a Bahraini woman and a Saudi man, were transferred to the dedicated isolation centre from the quarantine facility.

The Health Ministry said last night that the patients had arrived at Bahrain International Airport via indirect flights from Iran and were taken to quarantine for monitoring.

“Both patients were tested upon arrival to Bahrain International Airport,” said the ministry in a statement. 

“Furthermore, after testing negative at the airport, the patients had been quarantined for 14 days in accordance with established procedures, during which time the Covid-19 symptoms began to appear.

“They were subsequently retested with all results coming back positive; both patients were immediately transferred to a dedicated isolation centre for treatment.”

The ministry added that it has so far conducted laboratory tests for 2,274 individuals, of which 2,225 tested negative.

It also said that 47 of the total 49 confirmed cases of the virus do not require any medication, with only two cases receiving necessary medication.

In the statement, the ministry also highlighted its co-ordination efforts with Saudi Arabia and the UAE to combat the spread of Covid-19, expressing its appreciation to both Gulf countries for their ongoing support.

The ministry also emphasised that it continues to enact strict precautionary and preventive measures to protect citizens and residents.

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