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.