Bahrain now has a total of 33 cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) reported the country according an Bahrain News Agency. The first reported case was announced by the Ministry of Health in the morning of February 24, 2020 and the patient was isolated and is receiving treatment.
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On the night of the same day, another person was reported to have been infected with the coronavirus. However, new cases have since been reported and the number as of February 27, 2020, has risen to 33.
Below is the tweet from Bahrain News Agency announcing the recent 7 cases of COVID-19:
The Ministry of Health registers 7 new cases of COVID-19https://t.co/IBKDCB3FDr
— Bahrain News Agency (@bna_en) February 26, 2020
The Ministry of Health registers 7 new cases of COVID-19
The Ministry of Health has announced that it has registered 7 new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom of Bahrain, increasing total confirmed cases to 33.
Infected individuals were immediately transferred to Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo Community Medical Center for isolation and treatment following tests that confirmed they were carrying COVID-19, upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport via indirect flights from Iran. All individuals in contact with the infected patients have also been quarantined as per preventive efforts.
The Ministry also noted that one of the newly recorded cases is of a Bahraini citizen who had returned from Iran before the country announced the pandemic. The citizen, who called 444 having presented COVID-19 symptoms, was quickly transferred to isolation for treatment.
The Ministry will continue intensifying epidemiological monitoring at its entry points, particularly at Bahrain International Airport, as well as testing all existing suspected cases to ensure containment of the virus.
The Ministry urges citizens and residents who have visited Iran during February to self-isolate immediately and call 444 to schedule medical examination dates as they pose a risk to their families and communities.