Cairo: Sixty-eight people had died of COVID-19 in Bahrain in June, making it the deadliest month so far in the kingdom since the first case of the highly contagious disease was detected there in late February, according to official statistics.
A total of 95 deaths due to COVID-19 so far have been recorded in Bahrain.
Nineteen such fatalities have been reported in Bahrain since the new coronavirus was detected in Bahrain on February 24 until June 2, the Health Ministry statistics showed, according to the Bahraini newspaper Al Watan. Sixty-eight people died of the viral illness from June 3 till June 30, ie.e average two-three fatalities on a daily basis.
The fatalities in June included a total of 38 Bahraini nationals and 30 expatriates.
June’s highest single-day death rate was recorded on June 18 with six fatalities, while the lowest rate was a single death in each of six days in the same month.
The statistics also showed that the oldest Bahraini fatality due to COVID-19 occurred on June 22 in a Bahraini man aged 90, while the oldest expatriate victim aged 71 died 12 days earlier.
In recent weeks, Bahrain has seen a spike in coronavirus infections, prompting authorities to delay again the reopening of mosques for congregational prayers.