252 new Covid-19 confirmed cases in Qatar, 3 new death cases as of Oct. 22

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Qatar announced today, October 22, 2020, the registration of 252 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), with 235 patients infected with Covid-19 having recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the country to 127,328. 

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) also reported 3 new death cases due to the virus.

Out of the 252 new cases, 225 are community cases and 27 from travelers returning from abroad.

The Ministry also announced three deaths - aged 78,78 and 81 years old- who were receiving the necessary medical care.

MoPH added that over the last 24 hours, 2 people were admitted to intensive care due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in intensive care to 38 cases. It also confirmed that the total number of positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 130,462 and there are 2,906 active cases under treatment. So far, 228 people died from the virus in the country.

Health officials conducted 9,444 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 908,883 tests.

Current COVID-19 Status:

  • Measures to tackle COVID-19 in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and limiting the spread of the virus and the number of new daily cases and hospital admissions is continuing to decline each week.
  • Qatar's proactive and extensive testing of suspected cases has enabled us to identify a high number of positive cases in the community. 
  • Qatar has one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world. This is a result of:
  1. Very high quality of care provided thorough the public healthcare sector for COVID-19 patients.
  2. Qatar's young population.
  3. Proactive testing to identify cases early.
  4. Expanding hospital capacity, especially intensive care, to ensure all patients receive the medical care they need.
  5. Protecting the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
  • Even though restrictions are being lifted, and numbers are declining, this does not mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is finished in Qatar – every day between 50 and 100 people are admitted to hospital with moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Unless we follow all precautionary measures, we may experience a second wave of the virus and see numbers increasing – there are already signs of this happening in other countries around the world.
  • Avoid close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people aggregate. 
  • Now more than ever, we must be careful and protect the most vulnerable. 

 

 

What You Can Do:

  • While the restrictions of COVID-19 are gradually being lifted in Qatar, it is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures:

Adherence to physical distancing.

Avoid close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate.

Wearing a face mask.

Washing hands regularly. 

Most importantly, it is vital that we continue to protect the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions. 

Ministry urged anyone with Covid-19 symptoms to immediately contact the MoPH helpline 16000, or go to one of the virus testing centers, as the earlier the disease is detected, the easier and faster the chances of recovery from it.

The four main testing centers include:

• Muaither Health Centre

• Rawdat Al Khalil Health Centre

• Um Slal Health Centre; and

• Al Gharafa Health Centre

MoPH reminds all to use a face mask as recommended, download the EHTERAZ app, and avoid social visits to reduce their risk of contracting Covid-19. It also recommends that you visit its website regularly to view the latest information and instructions on the virus.

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Source: Ministry of Public Health

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