Doctors and nurses are seen doing their final check on the equipment in a makeshift ICU "Field Intensive Care Unit 1" set up by Bahrian authorities to treat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) critical patients, at a car-park of Bahrain Defence Force Hospital in Riffa, Bahrain, April 14, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Cairo: A Bahraini teenager, ill with COVID-19, has transmitted the highly infectious disease to seven people from three different families, Akhbar Al Khaleej newspaper reported Friday.

The 15-year-old boy has been confirmed to have contracted the disease after he displayed its symptoms and tested positive.

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A tracking mechanism used by the Health Ministry revealed that he had transmitted the virus to five others who came in direct contact with him, including his mother, daughter and fraternal aunts. He also caused infection to hit two others through one of his aunts, according to the report. It was not clear how the boy had caught the virus.

Bahraini authorities have repeatedly called for observing anti-virus precautions including social distancing rules and mandatory wearing of protective face masks in public places.

Bahrain’s Health Ministry Friday announced two more deaths from COVID-19, taking the country’s overall such fatalities to 158.

The latest deaths were an 84-year-old Bahraini woman and a male expatriate aged 53 years.

A total of 42,889 virus cases have been reported in Bahrain so far.