Bahrain recorded 151 new active cases of coronavirus on Saturday, the country's Ministry of Health announced.
Of the new cases, 82 are found in expatriate workers, and 69 are “contacts of new cases,” the ministry's tweet said.
According to Reuters’ tally on May 9, Bahrain has had 4,728 cases, and eight deaths from the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health has announced 21 new recoveries from #COVID19 and registered 151 new active cases of which 82 are expatriate workers and 69 are contacts of active cases #UnitedAgainstCOVID19 #TeamBahrain— وزارة الصحة | مملكة البحرين 🇧🇭 (@MOH_Bahrain) May 9, 2020
Last week, Bahrain set up its second field hospital on a man-made island for coronavirus patients. It had previously turned a car park into an intensive care unit.
Previously, the Minisry of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism said that nationwide closures that included, cinemas, private sports centers, private swimming pools, special gaming rooms, Shisha (hookah) cafes, and salons, would continue until May 7.
Globally, coronavirus has infected more than 3.95 million people and has killed 273,805.