Coronavirus: Bahrain confirms 100 new cases, majority reported in migrant workers

Doctors and nurses in a makeshift ICU Field Intensive Care Unit at a car-park in Riffa, Bahrain. (File photo: Reuters)

Bahrain reported 100 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of cases in the country to 1,107, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

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Out of the 100 new cases, 78 are of expatriate workers, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, 20 are of people who have had direct contact with previously infected individuals, and two are of people who were repatriated from Iran.

The 78 workers were all transferred to treatment centers, and the people they came into contact have been tested and quarantined as a precautionary measure.

The country has been actively conducting coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak, with more than 2,565 tests conducted in the last 24 hours alone. Citizens and residents are being tested at random, the ministry said, to ensure cases are detected early and patients are provided with the necessary treatment.

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