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Ministry of Health announces 27,000 additional COVID-19 tests as part of intensified screening, 552 new cases, 100 recoveries and seven deaths

Ministry of Health announces 27,000 additional COVID-19 tests as part of intensified screening, 552 new cases, 100 recoveries and seven deaths

Apr 30, 2020 14:55
In line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s plans to increase the number of COVID-19 tests throughout the country for the early detection of infections, particularly among those who had contact with already infected cases, the Ministry has conducted 27,000 additional tests.
Testing resulted in the detection of 552 new cases among various nationalities, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 12,481.

The new cases in question are all undergoing the necessary medical treatment.

The Ministry also announced the death of seven patients due to complications arising from COVID-19. The deceased suffered from other chronic health issues. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country now stands at 105.

The Ministry offered its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery to patients currently undergoing medical care.

The Ministry also announced that 100 people infected with the virus have fully recovered after receiving the necessary medical care, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,429.

The Ministry called upon the public to adhere to health guidelines and instructions from the relevant authorities, particularly concerning social distancing, for the sake of the health and safety of all.