4 new Covid-19 death cases in Qatar today, 557 new confirmed cases and 1,165 recoveries also reported

  • 1 month ago

Qatar announced today the registration of 557 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), with 1,165 patients infected with Covid-19 having recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the country to 97,272. The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) also announced 4 new death cases due to the virus.

Ministry announced four new deaths- people aged 52, 53, 63 and 76 - all were receiving the necessary medical care.

MoPH added that over the last 24 hours, 4 people were admitted to intensive care due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in intensive care to 145 cases. It also confirmed that the total number of positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 102,110 and there are 4,696 active cases under treatment. So far, 138 people died from the virus in the country.

Health officials conducted 4,568 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 400,767 tests.

 

 

 

MoPH pointed to the decrease in the number of daily cases that require intensive care, as the number of daily cases that require hospitalization is decreasing, but it has warned that infections may rise again if the community's commitment to precautions and preventive measures decreases.

Heath officials highlighted that the number of daily infections among citizens and residents (other than expatriate workers) has increased compared to what it was in May, despite the overall decrease in the total daily infections in the country.

The Ministry has noted that most of the infections in these two categories belong to members of the same family, and that the source of the infections is often due to social mixing with friends or other relatives. Care must be taken not to transmit the virus, especially to the elderly and those with chronic diseases.

It has the community to be more careful than before and to continue physical distancing, handwashing and wear a protective facemask as well as being careful when the person is near a family member of the elderly or with chronic diseases. Also, reduce the number of social visits, limit them to 15 minutes if absolutely necessary, and keep a safe distance.

As the second phase of the gradual lifting of the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic starts tomorrow, MoPH remind the public on the importance of applying the requirements of the new phase and respecting all the conditions related to it. 

It stated that the transition from one stage to another from the stages of the gradual lifting of restrictions is subject to the cooperation of all members of society and their application of precautionary measures, and the need to adhere to the procedures in place determined by the Council of Ministers, including wearing masks at the exit and downloading the application of precaution and social separation. 

It has also confirmed that the virus is still present in the community, therefore precautionary measures must remain in place despite the gradual lifting of restrictions has been imposed by Qatar since June 15.

It has further stated that in the event of a decline in the degree of caution among members of society, it is very likely that the epidemic will return again in the form of a new wave of the spread of the virus in society.

MoPH intensified that through people's commitment to preventative measures and limiting the spread of the virus, it is possible to enter the next phase of lifting restrictions but the matter depends on the extent to which people comply with the measures by, for example, avoiding family visits as much as possible. Ithas developed indicators through which it evaluates both daily and weekly the current situation then submitting recommendations to the Cabinet regarding progress and transition from one stage to another of the plan.

It also reiterated the importance for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict measures to reduce the chances of infection, including refraining from social visits.

It 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Ministry of Public Health

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